I have never rated a book before because ,so far, I have been able to find some value added in those I have purchased even if they did not fully met my expectations. But this book is different.
The title is misleading as it has only one, out of the 9 chapters, that relates to the Phonegap Build Service. The Phonegap Build Service allows to create apps for various platforms without the hastle of installing SDKs for each one but this book dedicates at least two chapters to the installation/use of such SDKs as well as chapters dedicated to libraries as Sencha Touch and JQuery Mobile that, though may be helpful, are not needed to build apps and of course not needed by the Phonegap Build Service.
The API plugins coverage is very poor. All the information contained in this book may be found on the Internet easily and free, starting by both Phonegap and Phonegap Build websites and their forums.
Potential customers may benefit from being able to see the contents before purchasing, so Amazon do your customers a favor and add the look inside feature.
Buying this book was a compete waste of money and I do not recommend it.
PhoneGap is a standards-based, open-source development framework that can be deployed to any mobile device without losing the features of the native app-allowing for access to device contacts, the local file system, camera, and media on multiple platforms without requiring users to write a single line of code.Ideal for intermediate to advanced user