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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
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Integrating Facebook into your Titanium app

Now that we have a Facebook application set up, we can get down to connecting our Titanium application to it. Luckily for us, Titanium has a Facebook module that is installed along with Titanium and is accessible by adding it to the application settings. With this module, Facebook integration is easy!

To add the Facebook module, go to your tiapp.xml file, and just like we did with the maps module in Chapter 3, Integrating Maps and GPS, click to add a module, select the Facebook module, and save your changes. You'll need to rebuild the app to include the changes.

Note that we're actually going to be trying two methods of integrating with Facebook using the native module: first, we'll use the traditional method using web-based authentication; second, we'll use the iOS Facebook integration that was added in iOS6.

How to do it...

The first thing we need to do is add a reference to the Facebook module in our code so that we can use this in the current...