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PhoneGap Beginners Guide (third edition)

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PhoneGap Beginners Guide (third edition)

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (22 chapters)
PhoneGap Beginner's Guide Third Edition
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
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About the Reviewers

Ahmad Alrousan has been a professional developer for many years, specializing in building desktop, web, and mobile software solutions for many sectors.

He holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and is a .NET Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD).

He spends a lot of time working on software projects and learning new skills. He can be reached at (e-mail) and (LinkedIn).

He has also reviewed Mobile First Design with HTML5 and CSS3, Jason Gonzales, Packt Publishing, which was published in September 2013.

Rafael Reyna Camones is an information technology consultant. He currently works at IBM as a software developer.

He has experience in the development of modules for Moodle and focuses on the integration of e-learning platforms with mobile devices (iOS, Android, and Windows Phone).

He graduated as a systems engineer from the Universidad Nacional José Faustino Sánchez Carrión. He has trained the university staff in the use of Moodle and has developed a pilot for implementation.

In his spare time, he enjoys a good conversation and exchange of ideas.

Other books reviewed by Rafael are Instant Moodle Quiz Module How-to, Joan Coy, and Best Practices in Moodle Course Design, Susan Smith Nash and Michelle Moore, both published by Packt Publishing.

Bhargav Golla is a master's student in computer science at Clemson University. Before going to Clemson, he graduated from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Pilani campus, with a B.E (Hons.) in computer science and engineering. Being chosen for the Google Summer of Code twice in a row, he had the pleasure of working with the open source organization Apache Software Foundation's projects Isis and PhotArk, where he built cross-platform mobile apps for the two projects. He believes in providing technical solutions to the problems we face. Interning at different tech companies in the past, he is currently looking forward to start his career as a developer.

Steve Husting wears various hats by day, including that of a website worker and product photographer, at a company that designs and manufactures radio-controlled hobby cars. By night, he writes, does calligraphy, and creates iPhone and Android apps. He posts his findings about PhoneGap apps on his blog,, which is geared up to help beginners get up and running in making cool apps. He also helped provide feedback for PhoneGap 3.x Mobile Application Development Hotshot, Kerri Shotts, Packt Publishing.

Johnathan Iannotti is a software engineer and geek on an epic journey of life. His experience spans 15 years of technology solutions for start-ups, financial companies, healthcare, and military industries. He is passionate about web technology and has been creating hybrid apps since their inception. A full-stack developer by trade, he loves UX/UI, frontend development, and mobile.

He works for USAA, creating mobile applications for over 27,000 employees who serve their military membership. He is also a combat veteran, having served almost a decade in the United States Army.

Johnathan spends his time innovating, coding, and making the best of it all. When he's not plugged in, he spends as much time as he can with his beautiful wife and two children, who make it all possible <3.

Follow Johnathan on Twitter at @notticode or visit his website at

Razi Mahmood is a software training consultant, currently active in delivering mobile apps development training in Malaysia. He covers Android, iOS, and PhoneGap/Cordova topics. His clients include Malaysian Development Corporation (MDEC), Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Defense (MINDEF), Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Petaling Jaya Municipal Council, Kota Bharu Municipal Council, Taiping Municipal Council, Penang Computer Center KOMTAR, and Kulim High Technology Park. He blogs at

Evan Mullins studied digital media and earned his BFA at the University of Georgia, always interested in both design and technology. While attending, he also studied computer science, animation, and new media. He loves the cross-section of art and technology in which we find the Web.

Professionally, Evan has worked with a slew of start-ups, small businesses, and agencies, building websites such as Cartoon Network, Ogilvy & Mather, Brand Fever, and he is currently the lead web developer at Brown Bag Marketing. He is continually busy designing and developing interesting things online.

Since 2004, Evan has also maintained circlecube studio ( as a freelance web studio and also a playground for open source experiments and examples, as well as to simply share tips he learns along the way. The blog content centers around interactive development principles and technologies. He gives back by sharing what he learns online as well as at conferences.

Evan is happily married and a proud father of four. He enjoys spending time away from work with his real job, his family. He also volunteers for his church and unplugs by camping outside, playing soccer, and/or playing music.