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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
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Building your application for iOS using studio

In this recipe, we will continue the process started in the two previous recipes and build our application for both development and distribution to the iTunes store.


Remember that if all else fails, you can always build your application manually in XCode by navigating to the build/iphone folder of your project and opening the XCode project file.

How to do it...

Let's cover how to build your application for development and distribution.

Building your application for development

Open your project in Appcelerator Studio; we are using the LoanCalc app from Chapter 1, Building Apps Using Native UI Components, as an example. However, you may use any project that you like. Ensure that the application ID in the TiApp.xml file matches the ID you used while creating your provisioning profiles. In my case, this ID is com.jasonkneen.loancalc, but you will have to use your own unique ID here.

Click on the Device drop-down at the top of the Studio window—the...