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Creating Mobile Apps with Appcelerator Titanium

By : Christian Brousseau
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Creating Mobile Apps with Appcelerator Titanium

By: Christian Brousseau

Overview of this book

Smartphones and tablets have really changed the technological landscape over the last 3-4 years. Much like the web did in the last decade, these powerful tools have changed the way people communicate and access information. Such a wide market creates opportunities for developers who have the skills to develop mobile applications. "Creating Mobile Apps with Appcelerator Titanium" is a practical, step-by-step guide to building iPhone, iPad, and Android applications using JavaScript. This book will give you a solid grounding of the dos and don'ts of mobile development and also covers a lot of the functionalities offered by the Titanium platform. This book begins with a look at what the Titanium platform has to offer. By taking you through clear tutorials on developing each application step-by-step, it helps you to apply your newly acquired knowledge afterwards. The difficulty level gradually increases along the course of the book. Each application from this book covers different aspects of mobile development. Every chapter starts by defining the application's features as well as the user interface structure. Every single code section is then explained and put into context allowing you to gain a clear understanding of their purpose and functionality. The book takes a “small milestone” approach, allowing you to actually run the application and see the progression. Every step is accompanied by many screenshots so you can see the expected result on screen. You will learn everything you need to know to develop your very own mobile applications. The book takes a laid-back approach to Titanium development and provides information in a way designed to never overwhelm the reader with information and also uses clear diagrams, screenshots, and tips throughout.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Creating Mobile Apps with Appcelerator Titanium
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Our tabbed user interface

Our application has two main themes, Marco and Polo as the name implies. The Marco Window will be used to locate other players and display them on a Map View using annotations (pins). When our player selects a pin, the annotation's details will be displayed; in this case, it is the other player's name.

The Polo Window will give players the ability to register their location into the Cloud for other players to see (on their map). The window will have a label and a text field at the top asking players to enter their name. It will also have a big circular view in the middle so that the players can click on it when they want to update their location. Finally, it will have a label at the bottom that will indicate the status of what is going on in the background.

Instead of displaying one window at a time and opening and closing each of them via code, we will delegate this navigation to the Tab Group component. This component will wrap each window into a tab and give users...