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Professional Ubuntu Mobile Development

As the most popular open source operating system in use today, Ubuntu Linux has recently released versions which are aimed at device manufacturers that build Internet ready handheld devices based on both Intel Corporations 'Atom' and ARM Ltd 'ARMEL' processors.

This exciting book provides a detailed overview of developing software on a mobile Internet device and offers you step-by- step tutorials for designing user interfaces that run smoothly on small screens.

Written by Ubuntu Mobile community developers, the book begins with an overview of the Mobile Linux landscape and quickly moves on to setting up, developing, packaging and then testing a mobile application. You’ll learn how to 'customix' and then build your own distribution using the same techniques the Ubuntu developers use when creating a release. The authors also demonstrate how to change kernel configurations and why the look and feel of a device is so important. Plus, clear instructions show you how to complete real-world tasks in efficient and innovative ways and helpful techniques guide you through handling common problems you might encounter as you explore Ubuntu on mobile devices.

by Ian Lawrence (Author),Rodrigo Cesar Lopes Belem(Author)


  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox (May 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047043676X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470436769

Published by Wiley and available from Amazon