API Builder and MQTT for IoT – Part 1

MQTT is a machine-to-machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity protocol and is the de facto communication protocol for IoT. While you could use HTTP(S) on an IoT device, it is pull-based only, while MQTT is push-based (actually subscribe/publish). So, for example, with HTTP, the IoT device would need to constantly ask (pull) if a change […]

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 […]

Create a Custom Android Actionbar in Titanium with Icons and Optional Badges

Ray Belisle is an Appcelerator Titan, Appcelerator Trainer and Developer from Calgary, Canada with 6+ years using Appcelerator. He has been developing and sharing his knowledge with the community throughout his career. Feel free to follow him on Twitter or connect with him at mobilexperience.ca Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges! Adding custom icons […]

API Builder Development with Cloud9 – Part 2

In part 1 of this blog series, we discussed the basic concept and benefits of developing API Builder projects using Cloud9, namely: Develop in the cloud from any computer with a browserCollaborate with other developers Built-in IDE, terminal, file manager, … Your API Builder APIs are easily accessible by web sites or mobile apps even during development […]

9 Tips for Improving Titanium Native App Performance

In my previous post, I detailed the steps I took to improve performance on an existing Titanium app. In this post, I summarize the things I try to do from a performance perspective to make the development process easier, give the client the best value and deliver the best possible experience for the user: Use […]

Improving Titanium Native App Performance – A Real World Example

Using Titanium SDK, it’s possible for anyone to build native applications for iOS and Windows mobile devices using a combination of JavaScript, XML and JSON. The result isn’t a web-based “Hybrid App”, but apps with a fully native user interface. There are some situations where an app written in any JavaScript-to-native-user-interface solution like Titanium may […]

Hyperloop to the Rescue — a Developer Experience

Yanko Valera is a freelance mobile & web app developer with 10+ years of experience working for clients in Australia, USA, UK, Puerto Rico and Spain. In the last few years, he has worked developing cross-platform mobile applications with Axway Titanium. Feel free to follow him on Twitter or connect with him in LinkedIn. I’ve […]

Common Support Questions: iOS

With the recent addition of our free Indie Plans for both Titanium and Hyperloop, we’ve seen an influx of new developers join the Axway Appcelerator community. So, we wanted to create a resource for users to troubleshoot their most common development issues and questions for each platform. For the second installment of our series (see […]


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