Titanium Mobile 1.3 Android Preview Part 2: Launching Videos from WebView

April 30, 2010

This is Part 2 of a series of posts about what’s coming up for Android development in the new Appcelerator Titanium Mobile SDK 1.3, which is coming next week. Here in Part 2, I feature the ability of the WebView control to handle mime types for videos and then launch the full-screen video player appropriately. […]

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Titanium Mobile 1.3 Android Preview Part 1: EmailDialog

April 30, 2010

Appcelerator Titanium 1.3 is coming next week, and I thought I’d take the time to go over at least a few of the upcoming features related to their Android support.  I’ll make this a short series of blog posts tagged “titanium-1.3-android“. So for the first installment, I couldn’t help but indulge myself and feature the […]

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So you want to build the Titanium Mobile SDK from source

April 26, 2010

This is a quick, very quick, blog entry about building Titanium Mobile from source. No hand-holding or fancy screenshots. Get the sources from Github. You can use git if you want or just download the sources. For the latter, see the “Download Source” link near the upper-right of the Github page. Make sure you have […]

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Should Appcelerator go back to using a “classic” forum?

April 12, 2010

I’ve noticed a fair amount of people who comment in the Q&A section at the Appcelerator Titanium developer website don’t really like the style of Q&A forum that resembles stackoverflow.com. As there’s no way to put a poll up there at the Appcelerator Q&A site, I thought I’d try a poll here on my site. […]

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Titanium and Android: Load the emulator first!

April 12, 2010

[UPDATE: Since Mobile SDK 1.3 is released, I no longer recommend this. The launching of the emulator succeeds just fine under 1.3. Also, the major disadvantage of my suggested approach here was that since you would be launching the emulator outside of the Titanium Developer program, your Titanium.API.info() calls would not show messages inside the […]

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Apple Schmapple

April 9, 2010

After several years of only using Linux distros at home, I broke down and got the cheapest possible Mac Mini last year.  I’m even using an old 17″ monitor on it, and have only had an Apple keyboard for it since two weeks ago.  Prior to that I used a wireless PC keyboard that I […]

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Appcelerator guys are on the ball

April 7, 2010

After my gripes yesterday, I find it important to also give lots of credit where it’s due.  After some problems in the 1.2 release, the folks at Appcelerator have been very responsive, Don Thorp (@donthorp) especially.  And I’m not a paying customer, so it’s nice to see that! As I’ve indicated elsewhere already, the problem […]

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Simple, temporary fix for Titanium 1.1/1.2 inability to import projects

April 6, 2010

[UPDATE: this fix is no longer needed.  If you’re running on Windows or Linux, just start Titanium Developer and you should be prompted to download version 1.2.1 (or later if you’re reading this some other day…)  The import of projects is fixed in 1.2.1.] Don Thorp (@donthorp) of Appcelerator shows us how to overcome the […]

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Titanium 1.2 updates: good news only for iPad developers (UPDATED)

April 6, 2010

[UPDATE: Fixed!  Thanks very much to the Appcelerator guys (esp Don Thorp [@donthorp]) for acting on this quickly once it came to their attention.  Just open up your Titanium Developer and you’ll be prompted to download 1.2.1, which now works correctly for importing existing projects.] I really, really like Appcelerator’s Titanium platform. I hope that’s […]

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Unable to import projects in Titanium Developer 1.1 (Linux/Windows) [FIXED]

April 2, 2010

[UPDATE: Problem was fixed in Titanium Developer 1.2.1] There is an unfortunate bug in Titanium Developer 1.1 (the version you would get if you downloaded Titanium right now from Appcelerator) whereby you cannot import existing projects into the interface if you are running under Windows or Linux. (Well, to be more specific, I’ve failed under […]

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