This Week in Titanium Mobile Development: 23 Jan 2012

This is all the Titanium Mobile development news I’ve gathered from the Twittersphere and Interwebs for the past week(s). I’ve been away so am a little behind!

News

If you missed Titanium week, you can catch up on all the Webcasts On-Demand. The code from the Todo list best practices is posted at github.

Jose from the Electric playground posted a Titanium Overview video.

Appcelerator opened their London headquarters – they issued a standard press release. The bigger news is two big guns from Adobe join the Appcelerator team to work in Europe.

Tim Anderson interviewed Appcelerator CEO Jeff Haynie to try and get his perspective on the EMEA expansion, WebKit and his views regarding Titanium and PhoneGap.

Sharry from LearningTitanium.com interviewed developers Kazuaki Konno and Kota Iguchi.

Tips

Aaron Saunders being as resourceful as ever posted a link to another quickie: Simple Location Information on Kindle Fire or Nook.

LearningTitanium.com created a new Twitter Account with access to new Q&A questions from the forums – updated every 15 minutes.  Follow @AppC_QA

Appcodingeasy.com posted an article that shows you how to use raw accelerometer data in titanium. There’s a snippet of code and neat video to show you how it works.

Here is a nice article on Extending a titanium project with iOS module development – Implementing the Bit.ly API. Really good stuff if you are interested in module development.

Bill Dawson posted a way to get the NDK crash from your Android emulator after a crash. Great for debugging when things aren’t going right.

Matt Apperson shows us how to move the tabbar on android to the bottom.

Tony Lukasavage posted another video with the results of his first steps in building a pimped out table view in Titanium. I can’t wait for the finished product.

Lance Spellman updated hisTitanium Zipfile module over on Github.

A question about drop shadow effects on iOS came up on the Q & A Forum. Olivier Morandi came up with a quick module for it.

A 2D gaming API in case you want to create a couple simple games

Pinehead.tv has a nice video tutorial on getting & adding results to the Tableview in SQLite.

The legendary Dawson Toth shared Version 2.0 of TiAir 2.0 with examples, documentation, and way short initialization.

Arthur Evans (@DevDocDude) updated the Titanium API documentation on the Appcelerator site so you can now show/hide of inherited members & property accessors.

Apps

TweetMic allows you to record your tweets instead of typing them, now your followers can hear you!

Dubplate.fm is an audio streaming app that was recently approved.

Porsche uses a Titanium app to deliver immersive experience for their 911 models.

Wiki Dip makes it easy to discover random articles on Wikipedia and share them with friends.

SNMP Scan looks for SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) enabled devices on a network. Amazing that this was built with Titanium.


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

Jeff

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.