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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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Posting to Twitter in iOS

Up until iOS5, the process of sharing to Facebook was a long-winded one, just like we've done in the last few recipes: setting up Facebook apps, writing code to implement login and authorization, and finally posting to a wall.

Thankfully, in iOS support for Facebook and Twitter is now baked into the OS via the Settings app. A user can connect to Twitter and Facebook once, and applications can then ask to access their social accounts. Once granted, an app can access the social accounts to post content on behalf of the user. If you've ever clicked a share button in iOS and seen something like this, you're using the built-in Twitter/Facebook support.

This means we can replace most of—not all—the code in the previous recipes with a few lines that can achieve the same thing, allowing us to post to a Facebook wall or send a tweet with a photo attached.

How to do it...

There are a few modules out there that provide access to iOS5 Twitter sharing integration. We're going to...