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 […]

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 […]

Global App Events in Titanium Using Backbone.js

One of the many great features of the Alloy MVC framework is how it uses Backbone.js for events and data-binding. I’ve posted before on how powerful Alloy data-binding is, but Backbone also drives the event handling in Alloy, enabling controllers to have .on and .off methods, so I can create a new controller instance, open […]

Data-binding Made Easy with Alloy: Part 2

In the first part of this series, we looked at using the Titanium Alloy MVC framework, with its built-in Backbone.js data-binding, to easily bind data to Views with minimal code. (This post assumes you’ve followed along with Part 1 which was using a mock library to generate models and collections — things are a little […]

Alloy Data Binding Revisited

When we started this week I asked you what you’d like to see a blog post about and you were loud and clear: Changes to Alloy data binding Throughout Alloy 1.8 we’ve fixed a few data binding edge cases and added support for some new features and applications. Alloy 1.8.2 shipped with AppC CLI 5.2.1 […]
 
 

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