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Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook

By : Boydlee Pollentine, Jason Kneen, Jason Kneen
Book Image

Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook

By: Boydlee Pollentine, Jason Kneen, Jason Kneen

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
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Creating a public API method


The sample module code that Titanium creates as part of its module creation process provides us with a sample of a public method. We are going to create our own method, however. It will accept a single string input value (the long URL) and then process the short URL via the Bit.ly API before returning it to our Titanium app.

Getting ready…

Before you can use the module, you'll need to sign up for a Bit.ly API key, which you can do for free at https://bitly.com/a/your_api_key.

How to do it…

Open up ComPacktpubBitlyModuleModule.h and ensure that it looks like the following (ignoring the header comments at the top of the file):

#import "TiModule.h"

@interface ComPacktpubBitlyModuleModule : TiModule
{
}

@end

Now, open the ComPacktpubBitlyModuleModule.m file and ensure that it looks like the following source code (ignoring the header comments at the top of the file):

/**
 * BitlyModule
 *
 * Created by Jason Kneen
 * Copyright (c) 2015 Your Company. All rights reserved...