This Week in Titanium Mobile Development: 03 Jan 2012

This is all the Titanium Mobile development news I’ve gathered from the Twittersphere and Interwebs for the past week – Happy 2012!


With the update to 1.8 last week, Appcelerator has updated their documentation around common.js. A must read as this is the way things are going in the Ti world.

Handshake 2.0 posted a fun article called JavaScript Is a Plain-Belly Sneetch about their use of JavaScript in mobile apps using Titanium. A quick, fun read.


Appcelerator reblogged a posting from IRL Gaming on JSONDB – NoSQL DB for your mobile apps. Worth a read is you missed it the first time around.

Aaron Saunders has been buzy again sharing his thoughts and code on Cocoafish integration in a series of postings:
– Titanium Appcelerator Quickie: Cocoafish Native iOS Module
– Titanium Appcelerator Quickie: Cocoafish API Module
– a slide deck explaining why he thinks platforms like CocoaFish are important in mobile development (I agree!)
Titanium Appcelerator Quickie: Cocoafish Native Module + Facebook Integration

The Warper Coder shared his experience on Appcelerator Titanium commonJS & Global Variables with the move to 1.8.

Sharry over at Learning Titanium posted three new articles:
– an interview with Tim Poulsen from Appcelerator on Training & Certification
– an interview with 5 developers (including yours truly) on native module development
– A cross posting with Ben Bahrenburg from on Adding BackgroundModes to your Titanium Project

Ben Bahrenburg also posted a quick tutorial on getting the KitchenSink running on the Kindle Fire.

Cam Collins posted his day 1 experience with iOS and Titanium. Good to see the day one experience with Appcelerator is so seamless now!

Rafael Kellermann Streit shared a mini-browser for Titanium Appcelerator. One line to add a browser in your app. Nice.

A gist of the animation like used in the LinkedIn app (iOS only)
Also, a ‘SmartLabel’ that will detect phone numbers, etc and link them for you – code and demo.

toru0325 shared a Window 7 Metro interface for Titanium. (iOS only) More than a little awesome.


Paris4 – everything you need to know about the #4 district in Paris.

iVillage Red Carpet Fever – track awards season for your favorite stars.

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.