This Week in Titanium Mobile Development: 5 Mar 2012

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

News

Titanium Mobile SDK 1.8.2 has officially been released, part of Appcelerator’s monthly service releases.

Appcelerator managed to raise $16 Million in their latest Venture Capital deal. Lizette Chapman posted a great article for Mayfield.com.

Matt Berg was named featured developer in the Appcelerator Dev Centre Blog for his “J23” app which made it to fifth place in the Apple iStore for their sports category.

Jeff Haynie shows off the award won by Appcelerator at the GSMA 2012 World Congress for ‘Best Cloud based Technology’!!

Here’s an article highlighting 5 Pros and Cons of Appcelerator’s Titanium that makes a few valid points, even though I don’t fully agree about the cons.

Appthority and Appcelerator have collaborated to develop a Secure Enterprise App Development Solution for businesses.

Melbourne developer David Bankier from YY Digital and his first blog post: Why Titanium?

LearningTitanium.com interviewed Tony Lukasavage as their featured developer for March.

Tips

This week’s Dev1.tv Podcast talks about what you need to know about developing with Appcelerator Titanium. It includes useful information for the first time Titanium developer.

If you are looking for a Titanium Vertical Label you can get it here.

Ian Outterside shares his experience with his first 4 days with Titanium coming from an iOS development world.

Tutsplus has a tutorial that will show you how to build a Dribbble Gallery for iPad.

Code bytes covers some useful applications using CommonJS modules for UI View components in Titanium.

Nyvra has started a module that is a location based collection of functions to use with the Google’s locations services. I’ll be adding to it shortly!

Game development continues as Titanium skills improve, take a look at this video preview of a Shooting Game made in Titanium by @h5y1m141 to give you an idea of what to expect.

Michael Pauley is rebuilding his Titanium app TweetMic using a CommonJS approach and shares his experience.

Dan Tamas gave a great presentation at the World mobile congress this year, discussing his experience with Titanium and giving some insight into developing as a freelancer.

PaaS Evangelist Grant Shipley from Red Hat shows us how to us localization with Titanium Studio.

Bob Sims’ Demos a CommonJS module for interaction between Titanium Mobile & Drupal Services3 backend REST + JSON.

Apps

Popi is neat app that works according to your preferences find Places of Personal Interest for you!


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.