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Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook

By : Boydlee Pollentine, Jason Kneen, Jason Kneen
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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)
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As you are a Titanium developer, fully understanding the methods available for you to read, parse, and save data is fundamental to the success of the apps you'll build. Titanium provides you with all the tools you need to make everything from simple XML or JSON calls over HTTP, to the implementation of local relational SQL databases.

In this chapter, we'll cover not only the fundamental methods of implementing remote data access over HTTP, but also how to store and present that data effectively using TableViews, TableRows, and other customized user interfaces.


You should have a basic understanding of both the XML and JSON data formats, which are widely used and standardized methods of transporting data across the Web. Additionally, you should understand what Structured Query Language (SQL) is and how to create basic SQL statements such as Create, Select, Delete, and Insert. There is a great beginners' introduction to SQL at if you need to refer to...