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Ines Teles
Ines Teles
2,091 Points

Any good resources/courses on building HTML5 and hybrid iPhone apps?

Hi all

I've recently joined and am enjoying the 'Learn to build iPhone apps' track. However, I'm also keen to learn how to build HTML5 and hybrid apps (as techniques here are constantly improving as well) but Treehouse doesn't currently provide any training on this.

I emailed support and they said it was a perfect question for the forum, so does anyone know of trusted resources and especially online courses like Treehouse offers to learn this (rather than just googling for articles as I've done until now)?

Thank you in advance for your help! Ines

3 Answers

Justin Horner
Justin Horner
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hello Ines,

First I would like to stay welcome to Treehouse! I'll start with content that is available here on Treehouse and then move to some third-party content. Hopefully at least one of these sources will be of use to you.

First, lets talk gold material. If you are a gold member you have access to the following bonus content:

HTML 5 Mobile Web Applications

Build a Mobile Web App Using jQuery Mobile & AJAX Part 1

Build a Mobile Web App Using jQuery Mobile & AJAX Part 2

Check out the content at Lynda.com as well. I know they have at least one course that will take you through writing an HTML5 application and packaging it with PhoneGap for the iPad (and possibly other mobile platforms).

Creating an iPad App with HTML5 and PhoneGap Build.

If your looking for frameworks to test out I would recommend taking a look at PhoneJS from Developer Express. They deliver a framework that provides the native UI for the device that the app is running on. PhoneJS is absolutely free for non-commercial use.

Of course, jQuery Mobile is a great framework to use for mobile web apps as well.

If you want to package your HTML 5 app to be submitted to App stores you'll want to become familiar with PhoneGap so be sure to check that out.

I hope this helps!

Ines Teles
Ines Teles
2,091 Points

Thanks Justin, at least now I know where to start!

Thanks again :)

Patrick Cooney
Patrick Cooney
12,216 Points

So granted this was from a little over a year ago and things may have changed since I read it but it's still probably worth a read. Basically Mark Zuckerberg said betting on HTML5 was the biggest mistake in the history of Facebook.