Appcelerator Titanium Empowers Web Developers to Quickly Develop Native iPhone and Android Applications

Titanium Beta Release Now Offers an Integrated Platform for Creating, Testing and Commercializing Mobile and Desktop Applications on a Single Platform

appceleratorMOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwire – June 8, 2009) – Appcelerator®, a leading provider of open source technologies for developing, testing, and commercializing mobile, desktop, and web applications, today announced the availability of the beta version of its flagship Appcelerator Titaniumâ„¢ platform. The beta update includes new mobile functionality that allows developers to use the Web capabilities they already have to develop rich applications for both iPhoneâ„¢ and Androidâ„¢ mobile devices.

As customers increasingly look to more functional devices to stay connected and informed, developers must be able to quickly adjust to the demands of the new platforms required to serve these users. Titanium addresses this need by delivering a single platform for mobile, desktop, and web development. Once built with Titanium, applications can be tested, packaged, distributed and analyzed through Appcelerator Network, a cloud-based suite of services for commercializing Titanium-based applications.

“The smartphone market is set to grow by a CAGR of 19.5% through to 2014 and smartphones will account for 29% of the total global handset market. This represents a huge opportunity for both mobile and web application developers to address this rapidly growing market,” said Adam Leach, principal analyst with Ovum.

With the introduction of Titanium beta, Web developers that lack Objective-C or Java knowledge — the two languages currently required for iPhone and Android development — can still create native apps quickly and easily using the JavaScript, HTML and CSS knowledge they already have. Apps made with Titanium look, function and perform as fully native apps with native UI components, native code compilation, and native access to the device’s storage, multimedia, input, and geo-location APIs.

“Consumers are devouring mobile applications as fast as developers can create them, but the real mobile tidal wave will hit when millions of Web developers are able to write mobile applications without having to learn a new programming language,” said Jeff Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator. “Our commitment is to ensure that Web developers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to taking advantage of these new market opportunities.”

The new mobile component of Titanium rounds out Appcelerator’s complete beta solution, which the company has reached just two months after the latest desktop release. Appcelerator first announced the availability of Titanium in Q4 of last year, allowing developers, for the first time, to use a common set of Web technologies to build desktop applications that have the richness of Web content with the performance and capabilities of traditional desktop applications. By using open source and open standards, Appcelerator became the first company to democratize the development process for building applications and offer developers real choice. In addition to supporting traditional Web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript, Titanium supports applications developed using Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, or any third-party AJAX library, on Mac OS, Windows, Linux, Android or iPhone platforms.

Appcelerator will be showcasing the beta release of Titanium and its new mobile features at the “Titanium Beta Launch Party” on Tuesday, June 9 after Apple’s WWDC from 6 to 9 PM at Jillian’s in San Francisco. For more information about the party, please visit:

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