This Week in Titanium Mobile Development: 17 Feb 2014

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

News

The 3.2.1 GA of Studio/SDK is now available – a minor update to 3.2.0 with a number of bug fixes.

Tips

TiCons – an NPM module of the CLI can now do almost everything the web version can including creating icons, splash screens and other assets. I use this every project.

Malcolm Hollingsworth explains how to use 9-Patch Images for Android Splash Screens to get a perfect fit on any device.

Ricardo Alcocer created a post to help with Understanding Titanium Views. A great reminder of how they work.

Martin Guillon shared a video that shows off his MCTS fork of Appcelerator.

TiHelp.Me explains how to add margin and padding to Titanium UI Views like the CSS box model.

Adam Paxton posted a neat quickie on how to get cookies from a Webview in Titanium.

Hazem Khaled start blogging about building BlackBerry 10 apps with Appcelerator Titanium. I’m looking forward to these.

Modules and Widgets

David Bankier’s Bespoke-TiShadow is a TiShadow plugin for Bespoke.js repo. You can also Click here for the video – Two of my favorite things together!

Fokke Zandbergen created a wrapper for Ti.UI.Views and ‘backgroundSize:cover’ property.

Aaron Saunders shared a Alloy REST API Adapter with built in caching support.

TiImageManipulator: An image manipulator module for Titanium 3.2 (only iOS) for better image crunching.

Apps

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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.