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Tablets the new platform to beat: so say 6,000+ mobile app developers

Today marks the release of our latest developer survey, the largest of its kind. The survey finds some interesting market trends, all from a group of folks who’ve proven to be wily prognosticators of the mobile space. One of the most striking trends shows tablets fast becoming the next computing platform. But as the graphic […]

Node.js is No.BS – The Appcelerator Take

There’s a lot of debate going at the moment about the overall readiness and maturity of Node.js – a server-side technology platform for building scalable networked apps in Javascript. What is clear though is that Node.js is growing like gangbusters, and it’s being adopted by millions of developers and large enterprises for a wide range […]

MyThomson App Spotlight – The Perfect Travel Companion

As the summer holidays fast approach, Europeans are preparing for their fun in the sun. To capitalize on this, TUI Travel has just rolled out its beautifully designed and Appcelerator-powered MyThomson mobile app along with a promotional video. A FTSE 100 company with a portfolio of 240 brands, TUI Travel is Europe’s largest and most successful […]

Announcing Titanium 3.1.1 Production Release

I am pleased to announce the general availability of our latest Titanium release, version 3.1.1.  In this minor release we addressed over 125 bugs fixes and included several enhancements. For a full list of all changes and improvements in this release, please read the release notes. Android Enhancements Google Maps v2  Support “userLocationButton” property Allows developers to […]

What iOS 7 hints at for broader mobility

Apple has spoiled us. That was my main thought, seeing Tim Cook’s keynote address at WWDC and then hearing the (now predictable) they’ve-lost-their-magic chorus. If iOS7 is what lost magic looks like, I’ll take it. Some broader trends occurred to me as I watched. Among them: HTML5 means well, but it can’t hope to catch the native experience. On […]

Upcoming ACS changes: user session and geo query

We try to be as transparent as possible about important changes that could impact your development. To that end, we are planning to roll out two ACS changes in next couple of months that may impact your application. Application User Session Expiration An application user session never expires today.  We are introducing the policy of […]

Building a custom front-end to ACS using Node.ACS [Part 2]

On my previous post we went through the process of setting up a Node.ACS app, and understanding the basics of its built-in MVC framework. It’s now time to integrate ACS back-end services. Our main goal for this mini-project is to use a responsive framework (Bootstrap) to provide a custom, clutter-free front-end for ACS. Think about […]

Support for iOS 7

The big news of the day at WWDC in San Francisco was the unveiling of iOS 7. Judging from the reaction, there’s no reason to believe that iOS 7 won’t fulfill Tim Cook’s promise of being “the most significant update to the mobile operating system since its introduction on the iPhone in 2007″. New features […]

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