This Week in Titanium Mobile Development: 13 Feb 2012

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


The big news of the week is Appcelerator acquires Cocoafish to add cloud capabilities to their repertoire of mobile functions to create Appcelerator Cloud services. Get a bit more detail on the acquisition of Cocoafish on the Appcelerator blog. Techcrunch has a great article on the progress appcelerator has made since it started and includes some more insight from Jeff Haynie on his choices for Appcelerator. In case you need more consolidation on the reasoning behind the new addition, take a look at this article from

Put your skills to the test and take up the Appcelerator developer challenge to win up to $5k. They are giving away the cash to the developer that can hack a titanium app using Box.


TiDemoKit is a clone of Google’s ADK DemoKit app by using Titanium with the ADK module – A cool example of Android taking to hardware.

Want to use the native iOS5 Dictionary in your Titanium Mobile app? The new benCoding.Dictionary module makes it easy to put this functionality into any Titanium app that targets iOS5 or higher. And his Titanium SMS Module helps you add SMS functionality to your iOS apps.

Dawson Toth updated his social.js module for SDK 1.8.1. It gives you social media sharing from your Titanium app.

Nyvra shared a custom Progress View that sets loading, success and error statuses with just three lines of code.

Alistair McIntyre wrote up a quick tutorial on displaying a users current location in a Mapview on his blog.

There is a new feature on the Appcelerator blog called ‘Newbie Tuesday’. This week, Kevin Whinnery covers scrollable content using a ScrollView.

Interested in adding real-time communications to your App? PubNub has posted an example video on Vimeo showing their Easy App Communications with PubNub. I’ve been using PubNub for a current project and it sure is easy.

After a small break, Tony Lukasavage is back with Forging Titanium Episode 21: Box Module for Cloud Storage.

The Appcelerator blog outlines SQL encryption and Full-text indexing to allow AES encrypted databases using SQLCipher.

Get the essentials on App testing to make sure you get the most of your work and ensure that every release is 100% ready.

@skypanther Tweets a neat trick for when ADB hangs. You can restart it without closing the emulator.

Download the taffyDB flatfile mod to get some neat saving a retrieval functions to help you manipulate small data.


The Mohawk Group Catalog commercial flooring search that allows you to view products and their coordinates, order samples and email product ideas to colleagues and clients.

Comedysportz UK is a fast-paced comedy improvisation troupe and this official comedy improv suggestificiation tool allows you to interact with the games

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.


  • Lunedam

    Always look forward to these posts Jeff, thanks. Usually pick up all sorts of info. and tricks I’d miss otherwise.

    Can’t help noticing though that the link to the ‘App Testing’ goes nowhere … ?

  • admin Post author

    Thanks for letting me know – quite a few of the links had become corrupt. All fixed up now!