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Progressive Web Apps: Sensor Integrations

by Glen Smith

PWAs promise all the user experience of a native application but delivered with standard web technologies. This course will show you how to leverage Handset Sensors such as Camera, Geo, and Network to deliver a great mobile experience over the web.

What you'll learn

At the core of delivering truly native-feeling PWA user experiences is a thorough knowledge of integrating local handset sensors. In Progressive Web Apps: Sensor Integrations, you’ll learn how to leverage over a dozen local handset sensors to deliver truly native-feeling applications. First, you’ll explore Geo sensors to identify user location, identify local landmarks and even offer navigation through Google Maps. Next, you’ll learn how to capture photos, audio, and video and play them on your handset to create a video diary. Finally, you’ll discover how to sense network availability and speed to architect and deliver compelling offline experiences, syncing back online when the network returns. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of all common PWA Sensor Integration Points that will help you deliver native-feeling cross-platform applications using modern web technologies.

About the author

Glen is an enterprise software developer, trainer, author, and speaker based in Canberra, Australia. He's the co-author of Manning's Grails In Action books, an international conference speaker, and maintains a popular blog on all things dev. When he's not inspiring developers about web, Git, and Agile stuff, you'll find him speaking at local user groups or hacking on open sources apps. His company, Bytecode Pty Ltd, is a motley crew of stunt programmers building next generation web applications ... more

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