🪦 RIP Axway Amplify Titanium (2010 - 2022)

RIP Axway Amplify Titanium (2010–2022)

I first met Titanium long ago, before she was married to Axway...

Back then she was known by her maiden name:


It was over 10 years ago and she was so full of life!

What is API First? How can I leverage API First to add business value to my organization?

What is API First? Is API First the same as API First Design?
What is API First? Is API First the same as API First Design?

There is a lot of confusion around “What is API First", how is it different than "API First Design", and how all this fits into the Full API Lifecycle Management process. Today, I caught up with Brian Otten, an API expert, who has a proven track record for helping enterprises on their API journey to success!

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What is API First?

To think about API First, you really have to start thinking about your business. How are you reimagining your business…

Here are the 5 things you need to do right now to be prepared for Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency API!

5 Things to do NOW for Apple App Tracking Transparency API — API Cookery with Brenton House — API Best Practices for Digital Transformation

In the past few weeks and months, there has been a lot of the talk and controversy around Apple’s new Tracking Transparency API. The discussions center around access to the Identifier for Advertisers or the IDFA. The IDFA is an ID that allows apps and APIs to uniquely identify a user across multiple apps and websites.


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The IDFA is most commonly used by advertisers such…

API Rate Limiting is simply controlling how many requests, or calls, an API consumer can make to your API. You may have experienced something related as a consumer with errors about “Too many connections” or something similar when you are visiting a website or using an app.

API Rate Limits Explained — Master API Chef and Strategist, Brenton House

What is an API Consumer?

An API consumer could be a mobile app, a website, or even your doorbell or thermostat! Anything that makes a call to an API to get data is an API consumer. These are made via API Requests.

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What is an API Request?

APIs run the world and 2020 saw a huge increase in the dependency on API creation, management, and consumption. We will see this increase even more in 2021.

Top API Trends for 2021 — API Master Chef and Strategist, Brenton House
Top API Trends for 2021 — API Master Chef and Strategist, Brenton House
Top 10 API Trends for 2021 — Master API Chef and Strategist, Brenton House

Why are API trends important to follow and understand?

Since almost every mobile app and website is powered by APIs, understanding these trends will equip you to make business decisions that will impact how competitive you can be in this ever changing world.

Top 10 API Trends for 2021 — Master API Chef and Strategist, Brenton House

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Here are the Top 10 API Trends for 2021!

10. Growing Public Awareness of APIs

A global shift to remote work and online ordering…

Successfully Develop using Xcode 11 side-by-side with Xcode 10

Are you ready for iOS 13 and Xcode 11 development?

With the release of iOS 13, a lot of developers are going to want to install Xcode 11 side-by-side with Xcode 10. This allows you to continue to test your apps on iOS 12.x simulators as well as testing them on the new iOS 13.x simulators.

Installing Xcode 11

  1. To do this, you will need to download Xcode 11 from Apple’s Developer site: https://developer.apple.com/download/more/
  2. Rename the existing version 10 Xcode.app (in your Applications directory) to Xcode10.app. Now move the newly-downloaded version 11 Xcode.app to your Applications directory.
  3. Download and install Command line tools for…

New year! New devices! And all new ways of watching the Apple Event!

Apple 2019 Special Event

It’s that time of the year again when Apple announces a lot of their new devices for the year. If the rumors are true, this might not be the most exciting of years as a lot of the cool features seem to be pushed off yet another year to 2020. (Touch ID, USB-C, etc). We may be surprised though…

Don’t forget to watch a special edition of Breaking the Build covering the Apple Event and why you might care about it as a developer! https://breakingthebuild.dev

Exploring the power and extensibility of Axway Titanium Alloy

Give your Titanium App a Turbo Boost

In Part 1 of this series, We talked about the different ways you can use and extend the Titanium platform for building cross-platform native mobile apps. Today, we dig in with a detailed example of how extend the power of Titanium Alloy, the MVC framework created to make building with Titanium even easier.

When we ended up last time, we saw that we could install a local version of Alloy to use with Titanium. To fully demonstrate the power of this seemingly simple step, I’ve created a fork of the open-source…

Add more power to your mobile apps by tapping into custom code

Titanium Mobile is one of the first and most mature cross-platform native solutions for building mobile apps. There are several different frameworks that can be used and a bonus way, that you may not have known about before.

  • Classic Titanium
  • Titanium Alloy
  • Titanium + Angular
  • Titanium + Vue
  • B.Y.O.F (Bring Your Own Framework)

Classic Titanium

Classic Titanium is core JavaScript framework that is supported out-of-the-box by the Titanium SDK. This is also what all the other frameworks are built upon.

Titanium Alloy

Titanium Alloy came next, adding an MVC framework and a…

Create shiny new cross-platform native mobile apps from templates in npm, GitHub, local directories, and more!

The initial build of Geek Mobile Toolkit has been released for testing! The primary feature of this first build is to create mobile apps from templates.

These templates can be located in an npm package, git repo (GitHub, Bitbucket, Gitlab, or custom repo), tarball, or local directory.

To install, just run this in terminal: npm install -g @geek/mobile

There is also some basic support for variable replacement in templates. Take a look at one of the templates here for examples on what is possible.

Below is example of running mobile app:create --help

Try it out and let me know what…

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