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Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook - Second Edition by Jason Kneen

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Chapter 8. Interacting with Native Phone Applications and APIs

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Creating an Android options menu
  • Accessing the contacts / address book
  • Storing and retrieving data via the clipboard
  • Creating a background service on an iPhone
  • Updating data using background fetch
  • Displaying local notifications on an iPhone
  • Displaying Android notifications using intents
  • Storing your Android app on the device's SD card

Introduction

While Titanium allows you to create native apps that are almost entirely cross-platform, it is inevitable that some devices will inherently have operating system and hardware differences that are specific to them (particularly between Android and iOS). Anyone who has used both Android and iPhone ...

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