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Augmented Reality using Appcelerator Titanium Starter

By : Trevor Ward
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Augmented Reality using Appcelerator Titanium Starter

By: Trevor Ward

Overview of this book

Titanium Mobile has quickly become the platform of choice for many mobile developers and is growing and changing at a rapid rate. From the implementation of CommonJS, Cloud Services, MVC design patterns and more, the last year in Titanium development has been a roller coaster of change for the better. Augmented Reality is a hot area for mobile applications and this book along with the augmentedTi open source application will give a great start to all augmented applications. This book will show you how to build an Augmented Reality application, which is clean, efficient and usable. It shows how to hide the processing from the user and build a display which updates and rotates smoothly.Mobile devices have got more powerful, but they still have limitations. Augmented Reality applications test these devices to breaking point and without the correct coding techniques make the applications unresponsive and cumbersome.This book gives a solution, which will enable you to build an effective application, and is accompanied by a complete working application and source code. It's essential for anybody who is creating a multiple points of interest augmented reality application. It shows how to build this type of application efficiently and takes into consideration the devices limitations and processing capabilities.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)
Augmented Reality using Appcelerator Titanium Starter
Credits
Foreword
www.PacktPub.com
www.PacktLib.PacktPub.com
About the author
About the reviewers
Index

About the reviewers

Ben Bahrenburg is an Appcelerator Titanium Titan, TCAD qualified, and frequent speaker on mobile development strategies. Ben specializes in building enterprise solutions using Mobile Technologies, Geo Location Services, and Domain-specific Languages. Over the last decade he has provided mobility solutions for numerous Fortune 100 organizations. He spends much of his time blogging about mobile development and creating open source Titanium modules for the community.

Imraan Jhetam is a medical doctor and entrepreneur living in England with equal love for both Medical Law and Technology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Natal in 1983, his MBA from the University of Witwatersrand, and a Masters of Law degree from Cardiff University.

Imraan has been fascinated by computers since his youth and taught himself the basics of programming during his university years. He has been writing programs since the mid 70s in various languages and for different platforms, and has fond memories of his first Apple IIe with its then impressive 64 KB RAM.

When he is not busy seeing patients or writing medico-legal reports, he spends his time developing applications. He has developed Snappa, a social sharing game that is the better way to draw something for friends. This was written using the incredible Titanium Studio tools and Appcelerator Cloud Services and is now in the Apple and Android App Stores. He was also third prize winner at the first Codestrong Hackathon with two e-payment apps—PayBill and PayPad, which also included social media, geo-location, photos, and bar-codes. These were developed in a restricted and short time using Appcelerator Titanium Studio.

You can contact Imraan via www.snappa.mobi or via Twitter @The__i.