Running Xcode 9 and Xcode 10 Side-by-side

With the recent release of Xcode 10, it’s easy to get excited and upgrade (or have your Mac auto-upgrade for you) and end up in a situation where you can’t support some of your older apps. It might be that you’re not ready to move to Titanium 7.4.0.GA yet, but still have to maintain a […]

Key Takeaways from Apple’s Latest Event

Since its launch last year, many people have been wondering how Apple could improve on the iPhone X and Apple Watch Series 3 — yesterday we found out with the announcement of not one but four new products: Apple Watch Series 4 iPhone Xs iPhone Xs Max iPhone Xr Apple Watch Series 4 The Watch […]

Adapting Titanium Apps for Different Screen Sizes

I once read someone on Twitter say that “Type is the one constant across all screen sizes” — it’s true if you don’t include top, left, bottom and right. Adapting an app to different screen sizes can be a challenge sometimes. But, with some basic techniques and tips, it can be easily achieved, with little […]

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 […]
 
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