Advantages of Appcelerator Titanium

31 Mar
I'm going to start by saying that there are a lot of ways to build an app - depending on the complexity of it, you may choose one platform or another for building it. This blog post is about why choosing Appcelarator Titanium is the best solution in most cases and why we use it on all of our projects.

1. Multiple Platforms

How great would it be to build an app for both iOS and Android at the same time? You guessed it, the biggest advantage Titanium has to offer is that you cut your delivery time IN HALF by using this platform.

Even if you want to use specific elements from only one platform, Titanium has simple ways to do it. Things like native iOS Toolbars or Navigation Windows can be added like any other element in your project.

2. Easy To Learn

I admit that Titanium doesn't have a Storyboard where you can drag and drop elements in your window, but that's a small price to pay when building for multiple platforms. Regardless, I'm going to show you a code snippet for how to add a 'Hello World' text into your app.

hello = Ti.UI.createLabel({
    left : '10px',
    top : '20px',
    text : 'Hello World',
    color : 'red'

It's almost plain English, isn't it? Titanium uses a JavaScript at its core, the most used programming language as of yet.

3. Great Support

Their team is constantly bringing updates to the platform, always being up to date with Apple's and Android OS updates. As an example, they already brought 64-bits support for iOS, a mandatory requirement from Apple starting with 1st of April 2015.

On a different note, any error or question you have, especially at the beginning, is already addressed in their forum. From project importing problems to publishing, it's all there. I can't tell you how many days of work their forum saved me.

4. See for yourself

It's very likely you have a Titanium built app installed on your smartphone, because by the time this is written, there are over 250 million devices with Titanium apps on them.

Apps like eBay, PayPal, Cisco, TMobile, RayBan, GameStop and many others were built with Titanium.
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