Hiding the Android ActionBar

With the introduction of the AppCompat library in SDK 3.3.0, the Android ActionBar is displayed by default. However, there are times when your app’s user interface calls for no ActionBar at all. In this blog post I’ll show you three different ways of hiding the ActionBar. Method 1 : Hiding and Showing at will The […]

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 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 […]

Using Android’s ActionBar

One of the main differences between iOS and Android devices is that Android devices have two very important hardware buttons: Back and Menu. The existence of these buttons provide a very different App navigation paradigm. For one, as opposed to iOS, your screens do not need to have a “software back button”. The Android user […]


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