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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)
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Displaying Android notifications using intents

Intent is the Android term for an operation that is to be performed on the system. Most significantly, it is used to launch activities. The primary parameters of an intent are the following:

  • Action: A general action to be performed, such as ACTION_VIEW

  • Data: This is the data to operate the action on, such as a database record or contact data

In this recipe, we are going to use intents in conjunction with Android's Notification Manager to create a local notification that will appear in our user's Android notification bar.

How to do it…

You will need the package identifier (in the format of com.yourcompany.yourapp; you can find it under the Edit tab in Titanium developer) and the class name of your Android app. You can find the class name by opening the Build/Android folder in your project and then opening the AndroidManifest.xml file contained within. Inside the application node, you will find a section that looks like this:

<application android...