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

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Chapter 9. Integrating Your Apps with External Services

In this chapter, we will cover these recipes:

  • Connecting to APIs that use basic authentication
  • Fetching data from the Google places API
  • Connecting to FourSquare using oAuth
  • Posting a check-in to FourSquare
  • Searching and retrieving data via Yahoo! YQL
  • Integrating push notifications with parse.com
  • Testing push notifications using PHP and HTTP POST

Introduction

Many mobile applications are self-contained programs (such as a calculator app) and have no need to interact with other services or systems. You will realize, however, that as you build more and more, it will start becoming necessary to integrate your apps with external vendors and systems in order to keep your users happy. The recent trend towards ...

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