Gaming comes to Titanium, Introducing the Box2D module!

The community has long been asking “Can I build games like angry birds or <insert any game title here> with titanium” and for some situations there were ways to make it work, but it always involved a lot of hacks. We know game development is important to many developers, and so we wanted to bring better game […]

Platform Engineering: Android Runtime Performance Improvements

Editors Note: This is a post that’s part of a series on Platform Engineering at Appcelerator. This is the first in a series of blog posts from the Appcelerator Engineering team on upcoming platform improvements planned through the rest of this year. Performance of applications on Android has been on the radar for quite some […]

Forging Titanium Episode 5: Parse – A Simple Back End for Mobile Applications

Editor’s note: This and future episodes of Forging Titanium are available here. In this week’s episode, we’ll be taking a look at Parse, a new service which allows developers to quickly and easily set up persistent back end data services for their application. This is particularly useful for mobile applications that aren’t terribly concerned with […]

Let the Hacking Begin…CODESTRONG Hackathon Rules are Announced!

Calling all Titanium rockstars! Show off your mobile development skills at the CODESTRONG Hackathon. The contest begins September 6th and concludes Tuesday, September 20th, when applicants submit their entries to CODESTRONG Hackathon judges. Prizes include: First Prize: $10,000 Second Prize: $2,500 Third Prize: $1,000 Top Five Apps will receive Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablets Judging […]

Forging Titanium Episode 4: A Utility Application Template

Editor’s note: This and future episodes of Forging Titanium are available here. In Episode 2, we took a look at a framework for displaying a stack of windows in a cross-platform navigation controller. This week, we’ll be implementing a template for a simple two-stage utility application, while isolating our cross-platform navigation code to a single […]

Versioning Your Android App

Editor’s note: This blog post is a basic tutorial. The most up-to-date version is available in the wiki. To change the version of the app add the following code to your tiapp.xml tiapp.xml <android xmlns:android=”http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android”> <manifest android:versionCode=”2″ android:versionName=”8.675.309″/> </android> versionCode The versionCode cannot be a floating point number like “0.9”, it needs to be a […]

Appcelerator Office Hours

Appcelerator Office Hours is a regular online meeting to assist Titanium developers and users. For 60 minutes every other week, a member of our Developer Relations team will host this session discussing the Titanium Project. Potential session topics include: Native Android Development Native iPhone Development Cross Platform Mobile Development in Titanium Working with Local Data […]

Handling Remote Data with HTTPClient and JSON

Editor’s note: This blog post is a basic tutorial. The most up-to-date version is available in the wiki. Between RESTful and SOAP based web services, there’s an endless supply of data out there just waiting for you to pick it up. Wouldn’t it be great to query this data directly from your Appcelerator app? Of […]
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