Titanium apps can be built using the Appcelerator SDK – our open web platform, or you can use any third-party Ajax library or framework. We want to make sure you are able to realize the benefits of Titanium without being locked into a particular web framework.
I’ve been toying with it for a little bit today. Pretty easy SDK and very slick default app to show you around.
- Works on Windows and Mac, both dev tools and deployment
- No special IDE or language requirements
- Slick integration with OS
- No downloads other than the final application for users
- Good documentation
- It’s not going to provide you an easier way of doing really integrated desktop apps
- No 3d libraries or capabilities (though you can extend the platform yourself)
- The name is pretty bland and doesn’t really provide much insight into what it is
- Confusing (to me) on whether I should use Titanium or their other product Appcelerator
And continuing my earlier argument, I just don’t know yet whether these RIA platforms are worth farting around in too much for bigger development projects. If you’ve got a real app to build, you’re going to need to use Objective C, Java, .NET or C/C++ and the harder core IDEs like XCode, VisualStudio, Eclipse.
The more I toy with this stuff the more I think it’s going to be stuck in widget making land, simple games, and website extensions.
Then again, who knows where it all goes…