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 […]

Using Base Controllers With Alloy

There are plenty of ways to re-use components with Alloy: widgets, CommonJS, and even redefining or creating new Alloy tags. One way that’s not often mentioned is base controllers. The easiest way to think about a base controller is to think of it like a kind of inheritance. If you’re finding that you’re repeating a […]

Updating User Interface Elements Using Alloy & Backbone — Part 2

In Part 1, we showed how it was possible to use Titanium and Alloy and the built-in Backbone to manipulate user-interface elements, turn on properties, or change the value of switches. After publishing the post, I had a chat with a developer who was trying to create a dynamic form — they wanted to be […]

This Week’s Modules & Widgets

Every week we sum up all new and updated modules, widgets and other products listed on the Axway Marketplace and found on GitHub by gitTio. Use the Developer Portal Updates page to follow new releases throughout the week. Here are the updates since March 16th 2018: Axway Marketplace New modules and widgets on the Axway […]
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