This Week in Titanium Mobile Development: 8 Sep 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 Titanium SDK 3.4.0 Beta for iOS 8 is now available, along with info on some of the changes that were made.

Appcelerator has been named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms.

This Week in Enterprise Mobility, Appcelerator takes a look at Google’s Enterprise Rebrand, Apple’s NFC capability in their new devices and Nokia bringing offline maps to their users.

Tips

Ben Bahrenburg gives us a full tutorial on Adding iOS8 Location Notification Permission Support to Titanium and How to fix iOS8 geolocation permissions in Titanium using iOS Beta6.

Fokke Zandbergen created a simple CLI to generate a CommonJS module for any Icon Font.

Ray Belisle posted a guest blog on TiDev.io: onOpen and Android – the ugly.

Modules and Widgets

Vince Stross was kind enough to create and share these two modules:
Titanium Native iOS Module for Firebase
GeoFire for Titanium – a JavaScript library for realtime location queries using the Firebase iOS Module for Titanium.

TiNowPlaying – a module that allows you to set song attributes and handle remote control events (Lockscreen or Control Center) on your iOS app using Titanium.

Apps

Skydrop Mobile – for Android and iOS helps you save water by controlling your water sprinklers back at home.

MixPlayer – Is a combination of a radio station and MP3 player to listen to your favourite tunes without downloading them.

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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.