This Week in Titanium Mobile Development: 15 Oct 2012

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

News

Mobile Dev Challenge Winners Announced!! Check out who won what for showing off their developer skills.

A recent DevCenter Blog Post explains building Titanium mobile from source now requires Node.js. This has been a while coming as Appcelerator moves to a more JavaScript centric build environment.

Catch this great interview with Reymundo L√≥pez and get some insights on what it’s like to be a Mobile Developer.

Tips

Anthony Decena blogged about using ACS to help with user tracking and data persistence across devices.

A Granny’s Addressbook example demonstrates how Titanium, JQuery, nodeJs, MongoDB & CloudFoundary can work together.

Aaron Saunders created alloy adapter to make use of appcelerator cloud services to sync the adapter for alloy with acs.js and a user model to get you logged in, with user.js

Tim Poulsen posted a Holo theme and ActionBar menu on Android using Ti 3.0 CI. You can get the source code <ahref=”https://gist.github.com/3880804″>on github.

Apps

The Deep Japan App hit the Spotlight with a Tour through Toyama Japan using Anime.

Here’s a Ti gaming sneak peak – a video of multiplayer working in Platino by lanicaco.

PopSpotter is a great app that helps tourists find places near them that have been filmed or referenced in movies, tv, and music.

ThinkMobile features Urimalo in the App Spotlight – a location-based social app for Koreans.

Modules

Rafael Kellermann Streit created the TiEventKit module for Titanium that helps implement the iOS Event Kit framework.

Ben Bahrenburg upgraded his Titanium MapView Module to include ImageOverlays, TileOverlays, GeoJSON and a smaller memory footprint. Glad I could help on this one.

Nyvra’s TiSocial module is used to implement a Social framework in iOS 6+

The Google Cloud Messaging module for Android will be the new replacement for C2DM.

EventEmitter is a Titanium port of EventEmitter2 for node.js by Euforic. Don’t cross the native bridge if you don’t have to create and call event emitters from javascript for better performance.

PDFTouch SDK for Appcelerator is a powerful PDF rendering framework for developers.

David Bankier posted a module that lets you change the “ON” tint colour using TintSwitch.


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.