Android Tabs and ActionBar Menu Items

As you saw in my previous post about the Android AppCompat library, Titanium now shows the ActionBar by default. If you have never used the ActionBar, here’s a quick guide and sample project that covers the basics. An important use-case that is not covered in that tutorial is the case where you have a TabGroup […]

New in Alloy 1.4 : Custom query styles

Alloy provides a very easy way to apply UI elements and styling that are specific for different platform and screen sizes. For example on your TSS file you can add something like: “Label[platform=ios formFactor=handheld]”: { backgroundColor: “#f00”, text: ‘iPhone’ } and your the styling will only apply to iOS phones (handheld). While this is useful, […]

Mobile Developer Haves and Have-nots, iPads for the Enterprise and More: This Week in Enterprise Mobility

Every week we recap the news and views that propel the enterprise mobility market forward, giving you a digestible glimpse into what matters when it comes to our post-Web world. Survey Says Enterprise Pays for App Developers The latest Developer Economics survey from app economy research firm VisionMobile was released this week, showing that most […]

New in Titanium Studio 3.3.0 – Run in Genymotion

When Titanium SDK 3.2 came out, I walked you through the process of configuring the Titanium CLI to use Genymotion as your Android emulator. Genymotion emulators are many times faster and more stable than the Android-provided ones. Now starting with Titanium Studio 3.3.0 you can test your apps using Genymotion straight from Studio, with no […]

New in Alloy 1.4 – Widget Themes

If you’ve worked with Alloy, you know that Themes is one amazing feature that allows you to apply custom branding to your apps by simply changing settings in a special theme folder, in which you define styling and graphical assets. You’ve probably also worked with Widgets, which allow you to create reusable objects that combine […]

Strange Bedfellows and a Shakeup at Microsoft: This Week in Enterprise Mobility

Every week we recap the news and views that propel the enterprise mobility market forward, giving you a digestible glimpse into what matters when it comes to our post-Web world. Apple and IBM learn to play nice A few decades ago Apple was making not-so-friendly ads about IBM, but this week the two computing powerhouses […]

New in 3.3.0 : Android AppCompat Library

Appcelerator’s Android support just got better with the AppCompat library. If you remember from this post and this other one, Android apps built with Titanium didn’t have the ActionBar activated by default, and your Windows looked something like this: You then had to open up your tiapp.xml and add some lines of code to activate […]

Titanium SDK and Studio 3.3.0 GA Now Available

We are very pleased to announce our 3.3.0 release of Appcelerator Studio, Titanium Studio and the Titanium SDK. This is part of our much larger Appcelerator Platform 2.0 release, our biggest release in Appcelerator history. We have made changes and improvements inside Studio/SDK 3.3.0, from Studio—to Alloy—and to all of our supported OS platforms. We […]
 
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