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Titanium - A js based platform for building mobile apps

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My lightning talk I gave, introducing Titanium for mobile development using JS.

My lightning talk I gave, introducing Titanium for mobile development using JS.

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  • 1. Titaniumjs based platform for building apps
  • 2. Hello• Joe• Twitter - @thiswayup• Email - theycallmejoe@gmail.com• Day job - Web guy doing stuff with CRM and data integration (some say boring)• By night – Explorer of other technologies• Javascript is fun!
  • 3. Questions for the audience• Who wants to build mobile apps ?• Tried Java or Objective-C ?• Can code javascript ?
  • 4. Me• Playing around with mobile in spare time.• Learnt a bit of objective-C• Tried some Java• Wanted to build stuff faster
  • 5. Welcome !
  • 6. • Javascript based platform to build• Desktop and mobile
  • 7. What is it?• Program in js and compile to different platforms• Bunch of APIs that translates to native functions• IDE (Aptana/Eclipse) = Titanium Studio – Full debugging – Build to all platforms from one place
  • 8. “Build once, adapt to many”• Using one core code base• Adapt to variations between different platforms
  • 9. The good• Great for data centric apps• Mashupapps – Built in Facebook and twitter API – Good web services support• Straight forward• Prototyping• Good community• With commercial support (if you need it)
  • 10. Not so good• Wouldn’t recommend for games• Some UI elements not as responsive as the native controls• Doesn’t have the refined controlled as native• Can be a bit of a slave to the API – Eggoogle maps, no route• Past have some really bad breaking changes – Can’t compile old projects
  • 11. Future?• Lots of meetups in different cities• Eco system is growing – Community getting bigger – Tools getting better – More online resource• More people want to apps (Web 2.0 is old hat)
  • 12. Questions?