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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
About the Author
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Capturing video via the video recorder

You can also use the inbuilt camera of your iPhone (3GS and above) or Android device to record video. The quality and length of video that you can record is dependent on both your device's memory capabilities and the type of camera that is included in the hardware. However, you should at least be able to capture short video clips in VGA resolution.

In this recipe, we will create a basic interface for our Video tab consisting of a record button, which will launch the camera and record video on our device. We'll also perform this in two separate ways: using standard Titanium code for iPhone and using intents for Android.


Note that this recipe will require a physical device for testing. In addition, iPhone 3G models are not be capable of recording video, but all models from the 3GS and upwards should be fine.

The complete source code for this recipe can be found in the /Chapter 4/Recipe 7 folder.

How to do it...

First of all, let's set up the basic interface...