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Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook

By : Boydlee Pollentine, Jason Kneen, Jason Kneen
Book Image

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
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Composing and sending e-mails

We're going to start this chapter with the simplest form of social communication, both in terms of use and in terms of development—e-mail.

If you intend to follow the entire chapter and build the PhotoShare app, then pay careful attention to the Getting Ready section of this recipe, as it will guide you through setting up the project.

Getting ready

To prepare for this recipe, open up Appcelerator Studio and log in if you have not already done so. If you need to register a new account, you can do so for free directly from within the application. Once you are logged in, click on New Project and create a classic project; the Details window to create a new project will appear. Enter PhotoShare as the name of the app, and fill in the rest of the details with your own information.

How to do it...

Now the project has been created using Appcelerator Studio. Let's get down to business! Open up the app.js file in your in editor and remove all existing code. After you have...