Building Native Mobile Apps Using Open Source

Kevin Whinnery (Appcelerator)
Location: Portland 255
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Average rating: ***..
(3.10, 21 ratings)

HTML, CSS and JavaScript are quickly becoming the development languages of choice for creating native mobile applications. By using the open source Titanium platform, web developers can create apps for iPhone, Android and Blackberry using a single code base.

This workshop will show you how to use the open source Titanium platform to:

  • Create a native mobile app from start to finish in under an hour
  • Create native table views and UIs
  • Utilize native maps
  • Use social APIs like Facebook
  • Tap into Yahoo YQL

NOTE: Those planning on attending this tutorial should check out the Getting Started guide, with steps on getting the necessary prerequisite software installed ahead of time.

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Kevin Whinnery


Kevin Whinnery is an engineer and platform evangelist for Appcelerator. Before making the jump from Appcelerator community member to Appcelerator employee, Kevin has developed web-based applications for ERP vendor Lawson Software and technical consultancy Perficient. In addition to his contributions to open source and Appcelerator projects, Kevin is also the developer and maintainer of a Ruby on Rails student information system in use by several elementary schools in his home town of Saint Paul, Minnesota. A frequent speaker, blogger, and writer on technical and business topics, Kevin has appeared in multiple print and online publications.

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Kris Read
07/20/2010 2:21am PDT

Could have been better prepared and easier for the audience to participate and follow despite common presentation issues like poor wifi or different platforms etc. Interesting tech.

F Cargnelutti
07/19/2010 4:27pm PDT

Some people found it difficult to install the software and the “Getting started” guide did not help much. Some people where running Linux, others Mac. For Mac users, if you have Leopard, you need to install version 3.1.2 of the SKD, not 4. And you don’t need to download Java 1.6. Mac OS X ships with both versions, 1.5 and 1.6, you only need to update the symlink.

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