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Mobilize Your MongoDB! (Part One)

Editor’s Note: Reposted with permission from the OpenShift developer blog, and author Grant Shipley. Summary: This is the first part of a blog series that details how to develop a mobile application that is backed by MongoDB and a PaaS.  MongoDB makes a great companion to this mobile application given its ability to shard and […]

Integrating Gestures Into Mobile Applications

In the often referenced Minority Report, Tom Cruise flips though crime files comprised of complex data sets and videos in a fully gesture supported immersive computing experience.  This is duplicated in Marvel’s Iron Man movies with Tony Stark flipping through 3-D models with mere gestures and voice control. A more real-time example of the power […]

Titanium Command Line Interface (CLI) Specification

We have a suite of existing tools for operating from the command line -,, etc. Some of these tools are used for direct user interaction to create, run, package, or distribute projects ( while others are designed for meaningful interactions only with an IDE such as Titanium Studio. Over time, the scope and requirements for […]

Comparing Titanium and PhoneGap

Original article can be found here. A common question I get asked at developer events and conferences is how Titanium compares to PhoneGap. I thought I would take some time to explain how each technology works at a high level, and assess how the two technologies compare to one another. From 10,000 feet, PhoneGap and […]

Lessons Learned from the Field: Planning Mobile App Design

My role as Director of Professional Services for Appcelerator is, hands-down, one of the coolest jobs in the Valley.  In this role, I have the privilege to assist a huge number of companies at various stages of maturity, from start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations, plan and develop their mobile apps.  For some customers, we are […]

What Makes a Visually Appealing App?

With over 500,000 apps in the Apple Mac App Store and approximately 450,000 on Android, it’s important to create a strong visual interface that is simple, compelling and unique in order to stand out in the competitive market. It’s challenging to create the perfect app that appeals to all your users and clients. Part of a UI/UX designer’s […]

New Partner: InMobi – Turning Your Great App Into a Thriving Business

Heading up Appcelerator’s apps and marketplace partnerships may be the easiest job in the Valley. On a daily basis, I receive more in-bound interest than I can handle from leading software and SaaS companies to join forces in creating joint offerings for our massive installed base of mobile developers. I get to see the future […]

Consistency of the App Experience Across Devices

Traditional mobile applications are simple; typically focused on a single function (like find me a good food truck to grab lunch) or even multiple functions in order to accomplish a goal (find me a good food truck for lunch and invite a few of my close by friends). This action often occurs only when the […]

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