Titanium's unique trait among the various available cross-platform mobile solutions is that it creates truly native apps. This is in contrast to web-based solutions that deliver functionality via an enhanced web view. Titanium, not wanting to be limited by the native web view, has engaged in a much deeper integration with the underlying platforms. This gives Titanium developers the ability to leverage native UI components & services, as well as near-native performance, features you won't find in other cross-platform mobile development solution. In addition, you'll have access to other features like:
- Platform specific APIs
- Location-based services
- Social sharing
- Rich multimedia
- Online and on-device data
- and much more!
Titanium empowers you to create immersive, full-featured applications that go beyond the boundaries of the browser. We do the heavy-lifting on cross platform compatibility so you don’t have to. Featuring over 80%code reuse across mobile apps, Titanium provides a deep, yet highly-reusable development platform. Appcelerator licenses Titanium under the Apache 2 license and is free for both personal and commercial use.
Sections in this chapter
In this section, you'll get your first look at Titanium's features and architecture.
Next, you'll examine the Titanium version of a "Hello, World!" project. You'll learn how to create and manage a project and its file structure.
Here you will see the resources available to you as a Titanium developer. This section includes documentation, example code, and Appcelerator's various sources of developer support.