Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook

You don’t need to know Objective C or Java to create native apps for iPhone and Android. All you need is some JavaScript or web development know-how and these superb 80+ recipes for Appcelerator Titanium.

Book Details

  • ISBN 139781849513968
  • Paperback
  • 308 pages

About This Book

  • Leverage your JavaScript skills to write mobile applications using Titanium Studio tools with the native advantage!
  • Extend the Titanium platform with your own native modules
  • A practical guide for packaging and submitting your apps to both the iTunes store and Android Marketplace
  • Part of Packt’s Cookbook series: Each recipe is a carefully organized sequence of instructions to complete the task as efficiently as possible

Who This Book Is For

This book is an essential for any developer who possesses some JavaScript or web development knowledge and wishes to take a leap into building native applications for both the iPhone and Android. No knowledge of Objective C and Java is required.

What You Will Learn

  • Design compelling interfaces using native components
  • Consume remote data sources using both XML and JSON
  • Utilize SQLite to leverage local data capture and offline storage
  • Integrate with Google Maps and learn how to draw routes, use the compass, create annotations and more
  • Create brilliant layout effects using animations and transitions
  • Integrate with social media such as Twitter and Facebook
  • Integrate with third party services including FourSquare and Urban Airship Push notifications
  • Take full advantage of your device’s camera and audio capture capabilities

In Detail

Appcelerator Titanium Mobile allows developers to realize their potential to develop full native iPhone and Android applications by using free Titanium Studio tools without the need to know Objective-C or Java. This practical hands-on cookbook shows you exactly how to leverage the Titanium API to its full advantage and become confident in developing mobile applications in no time at all.

Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook offers a set of practical and clear recipes with a step-by-step approach for building native applications for both the iPhone and Android platforms using your existing knowledge of JavaScript.

This cookbook takes a pragmatic approach to using your JavaScript knowledge to create applications for the iPhone and Android platforms, from putting together basic UIs to handling events and implementation of third party services such Twitter, Facebook and Push notifications. This book shows you how to utilize both remote and local datasources using XML, JSON and the SQLite database system. The topics covered will guide you to use popular Titanium Studio tools effectively and help you leverage all the advanced mobile features such as Geolocation, Accelerometer, animation and more. Finally, you’ll learn how to register developer accounts and how to publish your very own apps to the Android and Apple marketplaces.

Authors

Boydlee Pollentine

Boydlee Pollentine is a keen mobile developer who has created numerous apps for the iTunes and Android store and a number of indie games. He is passionate about mobile development and in particular the Appcelerator Titanium platform, and is both a Titanium-certified application developer and a member of the Titans evangelist group. He is also the organizer of Europe’s first Titanium mobile development conference, tiConf EU (http://ticonf.eu). Boydlee has been a software engineer and programmer for the last 10 years, primarily focused on web technologies and Microsoft’s .NET platform, and during that time has worked for numerous small and large organizations, those of particular note including a number of Australian federal government departments, state departments, banks, and media organizations.

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