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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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Sharing on Android using Intents

For our final recipe of this chapter, we're going to use Android Intents to share an image to the native Twitter app.

How to do it…

Firstly, you'll need to make sure you have the Twitter application installed on your Android simulator or device. Once you have the Twitter app installed, launch it and log in so that you can see your feed.

Next, find the postToTwitter function in the app.js file and replace it with the following:

try {

    var intent = Ti.Android.createIntent({
      action : Ti.Android.ACTION_SEND,
      packageName : ""


    intent.putExtraUri(Ti.Android.EXTRA_STREAM, imageThumbnail.image.nativePath);

    intent.putExtra(Ti.Android.EXTRA_TEXT, txtTitle.value || 'Type your message here');

    var shareActivity = Ti.Android.createIntentChooser(intent, "Share with");


  } catch (e) {
    alert("Make sure you have Twitter installed...