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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

Creating our project

As we did in our previous projects, we need to set up a new project for our application. To do this, navigate to File | New | Mobile Project from Titanium Studio and fill out the wizard forms with the following information:


Value to be entered

Project Template

Classic, the default project

Project Name

Unified Status


You can either:

  • Create the project in your current workspace directory by checking the Use Default Location checkbox

  • Create the project in a location of your choice

App Id


Company/Personal URL

Titanium SDK Version

By default, the wizard will select the latest version of the Titanium SDK as this is recommended (while writing this book, we were using Version 3.1.3 GA)

Deployment Targets

Check iPhone and Android

Cloud Settings

Uncheck the Cloud-enable this application checkbox

Project creation is covered in more extensive detail in Chapter 1, Stopwatch...