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Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook Second Edition

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Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook Second Edition

Overview of this book

This book will take you through the process of building cross-platform, native UI applications for the mobile from scratch. You will learn how to develop apps, how to use GPS, cameras and photos and how to build socially connected apps. You will also learn how to package them for submission to the App Store and Google Play. This cookbook takes a pragmatic approach to creating applications in JavaScript from putting together basic UIs, to handling events and implementation of third party services such as Twitter, Facebook and Push notifications. The book shows you how to integrate datasources and server APIs, and how to use local databases. The topics covered will guide you to use Appcelerator Studio tools for all the mobile features such as Geolocation, Accelerometer, animation and more. You’ll also learn about Alloy, the Appcelerator MVC framework for rapid app development, and how to transfer data between applications using URLSchemes, enabling other developers to access and launch specific parts of your app. Finally, you will learn how to register developer accounts and publish your very own applications on the App Store and Google Play.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook Second Edition
About the Author
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Preparing your iOS module development environment

To start developing your own iOS modules, you can use the Studio IDE or the Titanium CLI. We'll be using the latter to build our module.

How to do it...

The following instructions are for Mac OS X only. It is possible to develop Android modules in Linux, and Windows as well as OS X; however, for this recipe, we will be concentrating on iOS module development, which requires an Apple Mac running OS X 10.5 or above.

Make sure you have the latest versions of the Titanium CLI and SDK installed. Then, simply type the following in a terminal window:

appc ti create

You'll be asked to input a series of values related to your new project. The first is to enter 1 for an app and 2 for a module; enter 2.

Next, you'll need to select a platform. We're going for iOS, so type iOS and then give the project a name, say testmodule.

For the app ID, use reverse domain notation, that is com.packtpublishing.testmodule.

You can hit Enter for the URL question, and again...