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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)
Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook Second Edition
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Displaying data using a TableView

TableViews are one of the most commonly used components in Titanium. Almost all of the native apps on your device utilize tables in some shape or form. They are used to display large lists of data in an effective manner, allowing for scrolling lists that can be customized visually, searched through, or drilled down to expose child views. Titanium makes it easy to implement TableViews in your application, so in this recipe, we'll implement a TableView and use our XML data feed from the previous recipe to populate it with a list of recipes.

How to do it...

Once we have connected our app to a data feed and we're retrieving XML data via the XHR object, we need to be able to manipulate that data and display it in a TableView component. Firstly, we will need to create an array object called data at the top of our refresh function in the recipes.js file; this array will hold all of the information for our TableView in a global context. Next, we need to disseminate...