This Week in Titanium Mobile Development: 28 July 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

Tony Lukasavage with a very early Appcelerator API Builder Demo.

491% ROI! See Forrester’s report on the value delivered by the Appcelerator Platform. Some impressive stuff from the guys at Appcelerator. (registration required, but worth it)

Appcelerator’s This Week in Enterprise Mobility: Mobile Developer Haves and Have-nots, iPads for the Enterprise and More.

Tips

Ricardo Alcocer on how Alloy 1.4 now supports applying themes to widgets.

Stephen Feloney talks on the Appcelerator blog on how native developers can use the Appcelerator Platform to Connect, Test, Manage & Measure Your Entire Native App Portfolio.

Ricardo Alcocer posted on the Developer Blog about how Titanium Studio 3.3.0 lets you Run in Genymotion. If you are an Android dev, you need to be using Genymotion.

Get an Android ActionBar refresher for changes in the 3.3 release.

Rick Blalock – a super duper simple concept for alloy view binding.

Modules and Widgets

Tony Lukasavage’s triple: give you REPL for Titanium. As an added bonus a quick hack to stop the iOS sim from stealing focus when using triple, or the titanium CLI in general.

Marcel Pociot created a fix in case you are struggling with the bad android textfield autofocus.

Amit Kothari shared a Gulp plugin for STSS in Alloy.

Apps

Trip Angel – Lets you keep an eye on your loved ones while driving. Ideal for new drivers!

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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.