This Week in Titanium Mobile Development: 21 Jan 2013

This is a roundup of all the Titanium Mobile development news I’ve gathered from the Twittersphere and Interwebs for the past weeks – I was away last week so this is a giant double issue!


Get all the latest Pricing Updates for Appcelerator Cloud Services and Analytics. There was also a post about it on the DevCenter Blog – Your Voice Was Heard: New Pricing for ACS and Analytics.

Appcelerator reveals their Plans for Windows 8 in the second half of 2013. Lots of excitement about this one!

Appcelerator Helps AppGage Revolutionize Mobile Loyalty Programs – Get the details from the Marketwire Press Release.

Michael King made a 2013 New Year’s Resolution to create an Enterprise Mobile Center of Excellence. You can also download the whitepaper: Adopting a Mobile Center of Excellence (MCoE) to Become a Mobile-First Enterprise.

New Appcelerator Appointments – Gamiel Gran VP of Business Development & Neeraj Gupta VP of Engineering.


Stephen Feather explores using to work via their REST api (iOS and Android). Get the code for parse.js as well as the code to send waypoints to Waze apps (iOS and Android) with waze.js.

Stephen also posted a great Titanium Studio Tip for Maximizing Titanium Studio’s Eclipse Heritage – Talking to JIRA.

NightPro showed how they did Nightclub Table Layouts in an iPhone app. I love what they are doing over there.

Tim Poulsen shared a tip for using the Mac Console for complete error messages in the iOS simulator.

Denver shared his approach to fully automate unit testing in Alloy using Jenkins.

David Bankier gives some advice for achieving parity across platforms using require and the global namespace.

V0.2.0 of the Titanium Code Processor is out, now with UglifyJS v2 awesomeness!

More from the prolific Aaron Saunders:

Coderwall shared a couple small tips: Padding Top and Padding Bottom and Transparency in background of views.

Raul Riera asks is you are having problems with Android not opening the market from a web view? Ok, then do this...

Modules and Widgets

Mads Møller shared his Urbanairship – GCM PUSH mesages for Android on github and PullToRefresh and InfinitiScroll in your TiUIScrollView.

BrightContext and Titanium Mobile: Simple real-time messaging.

TiSDSegmentedControl is a Titanium module to mimic iOS 6 AppStore tab controls.

Ti.Table is simply a TableView module that exposes some different types of TableViewRows.

Ben Bahrenburg from releases:

Animator.js is a helper class to make Titanium animations easy as pie.

Carl Orthlieb Loving Alloy with this Alloy Combobox widget that is now available.

David Bankiers TiDynamicFont iOS module allows for the dynamic loading of custom fonts without modify the Info.plist file.


ChariTi is an open-source Titanium project that allows charities to quickly build mobile applications. A really great innitiative…

Meteoarbúcies app is now available for both iOS and Android. It shows real time data from a Vantage Pro2 professional weather station placed at Arbúcies, Catalonia.

My Butterflies! was built using TiDraggable and StoreKit modules.

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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.


  • Sammy G.

    Great find Animatior.js for Ti. I always look forward to your weekly Ti updates, especially Widgets & Modules. Thanks!

  • jeff Post author

    Thanks Sammy – the Titanium community really does some great stuff every week! Glad the updates help keep you informed on all of it.