Why Should You Use Alloy to Develop Titanium Apps?

There are a LOT of good reasons for using Alloy to develop mobile apps with Titanium! In this post, I’ll explain some of my favourite features of Alloy and how they improve upon developing apps with “classic” Titanium. MVC Alloy is based on an MVC methodology, which separates data (Models) with visuals (Views) and business […]

Using App Properties Instead of Sqlite to Store Local App Data

In many cases, and when developing apps with Titanium, there is the need to store data locally on devices — this could be an API token, or cached data from remote APIs, or data that may have shipped with the app, or even local settings. Typically and in the past I’ve seen plenty of examples […]

The Importance of Keeping Up-to-date with the Latest Titanium SDK Releases

Axway is constantly working on improving and adding to the Titanium SDK with minor releases coming out regularly throughout the year, plus major updates every year in line with releases of new iOS and Android operating systems. New updates can apply to different components of the Titanium toolset: Studio, the CLI, the SDK, Alloy, and […]

Airbnb Sunsets React Native: What Does It Mean for Cross-platform App Development?

Over 10 years, on-demand lodging and hospitality startup Airbnb has grown their offerings from a simple webpage to a world-class mobile app. Understanding today’s need for an exceptional mobile experience, the company expanded their mobile app team to more than 100 developers. They also enlisted the help of React Native in 2016, in order to […]

Building Re-usable Components In Alloy

Titanium + Alloy is the fastest way to develop cross-platform, native mobile apps. Not only does Alloy use a Model, View, Controller paradigm (MVC), it also comes with features like theming, platform-specific resources and re-usability. In “classic” Titanium, you could re-use libraries of code using the Ti.include method, which would add another JavaScript file into […]

Common Support Questions: Alloy

With last year’s addition of our free Indie Plans for both Titanium and Hyperloop, we’ve seen an influx of new developers join the Appcelerator community. So, we wanted to create a resource for users to troubleshoot their most common development issues and questions. For the third installment of our series, we take a look at […]

Using Custom Conditional Statements in Titanium Alloy Views

One of the many great features of Alloy (and I’ll be covering more in an upcoming post) is how it separates the business logic of an app and the user interface. You use XML views and TSS files to define the elements and styling of your views, and controllers contain the JavaScript to make everything […]

Creating Cross-Platform Alloy Tags

Creating Cross-Platform Alloy Tags One of the great features of Alloy is the ability to customise and write Alloy tags. I use this feature a lot to deal with a common challenge — reducing the amount of duplicate code when working with other mobile platforms. Take the example of Navigation in an app — the […]
 
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