On the SitePoint PHP blog they've posted a new tutorial from Daniel Berman about using Zend Studio to create mobile applications in the same interface you're using (if you're a Zend Studio user) to create your PHP applications.
The world has turned mobile. This is not new, and it should therefore be no surprise to anyone that the results of the 2015 DevPulse survey by Zend show that a vast majority of PHP developers are working on, or intend to work on, mobile apps.
Mobile app development poses many challenges for developers, one of which is tying in the front end of the mobile application with the back-end web service APIs. This tutorial describes how to simultaneously create, test and modify both the front and back end of a modern mobile app using Zend Studio’s mobile development features.
He breaks the rest of the post up into several steps to help you get a simple mobile project up and running, complete with a basic Apigility API backend:
- Creating a Cloud Connected Mobile Project
- Previewing your App
- Developing the Back-End APIs
- Developing the Front-End
- Testing as an Android Native App
- Exporting a Native Application Package
The end result is a simple "cloud connected" application that can be installed directly on an Android device as a ".apk" package.