This Week in Titanium Mobile Development: 27 Dec 2011

This is all the Titanium Mobile development news I’ve gathered from the Twittersphere and Interwebs for the past week – Christmas Edition!


It has arrived – and just in time for Christmas. Titanium Mobile SDK 1.8 and Titanium Studio 1.0.7. Lots of changes and improvements including the V8 engine for Android. Check out the video on the Appcelerator Blog for the improvements to Studio.


As a change to the V8 engine, Android modules need to be updated to 1.8. Jeff English gives us the run down.

A ‘Path’ like UI in Appcelerator Titanium by (w/ code example). Use the Translate function in Google Chrome to see what they have to say.

IsGoodStuff gives a short tutorial on how to write your own snippet using Titanium Appcelerator.

Lance Spellman shows off some cool Box2D stuff with Appcelerator Titanium over at this blog.

Marcel Pociot shared an iOS module to access the ALAsset framework. This means, you can list all images (videos are not supported yet) from the users camera roll.

Tim Poulsen posted some new chapters on UI topics on the Appcelerator Wiki – tables, orientation, scrolling views. Animation coming soon.

Boydlee Pollentine gave a quickie on his blog on understanding the namespace pattern for beginners. You have bought his awesome Titanium Mobile Book, haven’t you?

imknight shows how to show the hidden samples and templates in Titanium Studio 1.0.7.

Marcel Pociot shared a Facebook style sliding menu over on Github.

Also on Github, Rafael Kellermann Streit shared an animated search bar.


Need financial advice? Ask Derick.

I released an Android App for Australia’s iconic MCG Stadium. Built with a custom map module for displaying Tile overlays.

The sequel for the very popular ABC Zoo: Writer is here, this time is with numbers. 123 Zoo: Reader.

An X-Mas Game! Can you beat the christmas tree?

Radio Piterpan: Italian Radio.

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.


  • Marcel Pociot

    You missed my free (and open source) iOS5 twitter module :)
    It’s in the marketplace and on github.

    Thanks for mentioning.