Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook - Second Edition

Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook - Second Edition

by Jason Kneen


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Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook - Second Edition by Jason Kneen

Over 100 recipes to help you develop cross-platform, native applications in JavaScript

About This Book

  • Leverage your JavaScript skills to write mobile applications using Titanium Studio tools with the native advantage
  • Deploy your application on the App Store and Google Play
  • Add your own IOS native modules in objective-C, in an easy-to-follow step-by-step format

Who This Book Is For

This book is an essential for any developer learning or using JavaScript who wants to write native UI applications for iOS and Android. No knowledge of Objective-C, Swift and Java is required and you'll quickly be developing native, cross-platform apps, in JavaScript!

What You Will Learn

  • Transfer data between applications with URL schemes, and make your application accessible to other mobile applications and services
  • Connect with remote services using JSON
  • Work with Google Maps and Apple Maps, GPS and annotate routes
  • Create animations and special effects
  • Integrate notifications and connect with social media services such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Build applications with Alloy MVC - a rapid application development framework
  • Design native APIs and use local databases

In Detail

The mobile web has paved the way but many users want to have "native" applications installed. Using Appcelerator as a platform it's now possible to write iOS, Android, and Windows phone applications in JavaScript! It allows developers to develop fully native UI applications using Appcelerator studio tools without any knowledge of Objective-C, Swift or Java.

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.

Style and approach

This book offers a set of practical recipes with a step-by-step approach for building native applications for both the iOS and Android using JavaScript. This hands-on guide shows you exactly how to use the Appcelerator platform to rapidly develop cross-platform, native apps.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849697705
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 02/29/2016
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Jason Kneen is an experienced mobile developer who has created numerous apps for iOS and Android. He is passionate about mobile development and, in particular, the Appcelerator Titanium platform. He is a Titanium-certified developer, Titanium-certified trainer, and member of the "Titans" evangelist group. He is also a contributor to mobile and business publications and has been interviewed by the media on mobile apps. He speaks regularly at mobile development conferences worldwide.

Jason has been developing for mobile devices since the 1990s, when he developed highly successful applications for the Psion Series 5 and Psion Revo organizers. He currently lives in Wiltshire, UK, and works from home as a freelance mobile developer and consultant as "BouncingFish" ( where he builds cross-platform, native applications for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

He is married to Hannah and has 4 beautiful children; Leo, Poppy, Ixia and Rosie "Boo".

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