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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

Joining the iOS developer program


In order to submit applications to the iTunes store, you must first pay to become a member of Apple's iOS Developer Program. Membership is paid and starts from $99 USD (or equivalent), recurring annually. Even if you intend to develop and distribute your apps for free, you will still need to be a paid member of the iOS Developer Program. It is worth noting upfront that only OS X users can follow and implement the steps for the iOS recipes—building and distribution of iOS apps is available only to those who run the OS X operating system.

How to do it…

To register for Apple's iOS program, first open a web browser and navigate to http://developer.apple.com/programs/register. Click on the Get Started link. The page that loads next will ask you whether you want to create a new Apple ID or use an existing one. Unless you have registered for some of Apple's developer services earlier, you should choose the Create New Profile link.

Once you are on the Create Profile...