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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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While it may be hard to believe, snapping photographs and sharing them wirelessly using a phone first happened only in 1997, and it didn't become popular until around 2004. By 2010, almost all phones contained a digital camera and many mid-range to high-end devices also sported audio and video camcorder capabilities. Most iPhone and Android models now have these capabilities and more, and they have opened new pathways for entrepreneurial developers.

Titanium contains APIs that let you access all the phone interfaces required to take photos or videos with a built-in camera, record audio, and scroll through the device's saved image and video galleries.

Throughout this chapter, we will introduce all of these concepts and use them to put together a basic Holiday Memories app that will allow our users to capture photographs, videos, and audio from their device. We save those files to the local file storage and read them back.

You should already be familiar with the basics of Titanium...