This Week in Titanium Mobile Development: 14 Nov 2011

This is all the Titanium Mobile development news I’ve gathered from the Twittersphere and Interwebs for the past week.


Appcelerator Platform Engineering let us know how to get the Android v8 Runtime from the continuous integration builds. It is tagged as If you try out V8, share your experiences on Twitter using the #titaniumV8 tag.

Interested to see the speed difference V8 will bring? criteriastudio shared a video of the same code running on iPad, Rhino, and V8.

Apple rejected some apps due to finding the word “Layout” in apps that it thought was a private API (it is not). Appcelerator acted quickly to address it. Here is the full history and a hopeful resolution.

Memonic posted on their blog ‘Why we are using Appcelerator Titanium‘. Good info here around cross platform app development strategy.

Some other blog posts on the Appcelerator site:

  1. PunchTab talking about Agile Mobile Development with Titanium. Good to hear a entrepreneurs’ experience with Titanium.
  2. A video of the panel “Build Your Business on Mobile” at Mobile Monday. Worth putting on in the background while you work to pick up some interesting facts and experiences.

Startup Gigs is reporting that Appcelerator is planning on doubling its staff to 200 next year – mostly technical hires.

It must be close to Christmas – the Titanium books are on Amazon!


Aaron Saunders has been buzy with new code:

masuidrive shared a WebSocket client for Titanium Mobile on Github,

Tony Lukasavage started a 3 part Forging Titanium series with Episode 14: Twisti Part 1 where he will be teaching how to make native Android modules as well as other cool things.

Boydlee Pollentine shared some improvements to his route tracking for Android.

Apps is a social experiment app on iOS

Textoo Free SMS Lite was released on Android to allow you to send free SMS messages to India.

If you’ve got any news, tips, or apps I’ve missed, please leave them in the comments below!


Jeff Bonnes is the Founder of Geeks Inc. with 20 years experience in the IT industry. He has been developing data driven website since 1995 using technologies like C, Java, Grails, and NodeJS. He has worked in a wide range of industries including Local Government, Finance, Document management, and Online Communities. He discovered Appcelerator Titanium at version 0.8, and has not looked back. His passion is working with smart people to ship innovative solutions.