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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
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Setting up a custom Facebook application


Integrating Facebook into your Titanium application may at first seem like a daunting prospect, but once you understand the steps that are necessary to do so, you will see it's not really too hard at all! However, before you can allow users to post or retrieve Facebook content from your mobile app, you will first need to set up an application in Facebook itself. This application will provide you with the necessary API keys you need before the user can authorize your mobile application to post and get content on their behalf.

How to do it...

First, you will need to log in to Facebook using the e-mail address and password you signed up with. If you do not have a Facebook account, then you will need to create one for the first time—don't worry though, as it is completely free! Once you've signed up, you'll need to visit the Facebook Developer portal at https://developers.facebook.com/.

Follow the instructions on that site to register as a new developer...