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Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook Second Edition

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Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook Second Edition

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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Enhancing your TableViews with custom rows

So far, we've created a TableView that, though totally usable and showing the names of our recipes from the XML feed, is a bit bland. To customize our table, we'll need to create and add custom TableRow objects to an array of rows, which we can then assign to our TableView object. Each of these TableRow objects is essentially a type of view, to which we can add any number of components, such as Label, ImageView, and Button.

Next up, we'll create our TableRow objects and add to each one the name of the recipe from our XML feed, the publication date, and a thumbnail image, which we'll get from the images folder in our Resources directory. If you do not have an images directory already, create one now and copy the images from the source code for this chapter.

How to do it...

Open your recipe.js file and replace the refresh function with the following code:

function refresh() {

        var data = []; //empty data array

        //declare the http client...