Dynamically Style Your App Based on Device Orientation

Alloy has some really interesting ways of styling your app. Not only can you create styles based on IDs and classes, but it’s also possible to add rules to that. Most people already use this by specifying platform specific style rules like this: “Label[platform=ios]”: { width: Ti.UI.SIZE, height: Ti.UI.SIZE, color: “#000” } However, what a […]

How to Build Apps for Low Connectivity

Over 51% of the global population is now connected to the internet, with roughly 2/3 of users residing in developing nations. Emerging markets in India, Southeast Asia and Africa present a huge opportunity to cultivate an app user base. But this vast opportunity can also be weighed down by poor network infrastructure, which threatens to […]

The Week in Mobile: April 8-14, 2018

App downloads and revenue break records (again), 80% of teens reportedly own an iPhone, Zuckerberg was prepared to trash Apple in his testimony and more Each week we round up the top news stories, think pieces and other content that centers on the fast-paced, quickly changing world of mobile technology. We tell you which companies […]

Two-Way SMS Messages with API Builder & Twilio

In a prior blog post, we introduced the API Builder Twilio Connector and how to use it to send SMS text messages from API Builder. However, what if you want the user to be able to opt-out of receiving text messages or ask a question of the user via SMS and have the user respond […]

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 […]

The Week in Mobile: April 1-7, 2018

App Store shrinks because of stricter requirements, Apple releases iOS 11.4 developer beta, Facebook continues privacy overhaul and more Each week we round up the top news stories, think pieces and other content that centers on the fast-paced, quickly changing world of mobile technology. We tell you which companies are employing clever mobile strategies, illuminate […]

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 […]

The Week in Mobile: March 24-31, 2018

Apple announces a more affordable iPad, Google’s mobile-first indexing is upon us, ARKit apps top 13 million installs and more Each week we round up the top news stories, think pieces and other content that centers on the fast-paced, quickly changing world of mobile technology. We tell you which companies are employing clever mobile strategies, […]
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