Appcelerator Launches Native iPad Development for its 35,000 Developers

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Appcelerator Titanium Tablet Edition is First to Support iPad's Native User Experience Capabilities

The Native Advantage

We're pleased to enable our 35,000 web developers to build native iPad applications with the full complement of Apple's iPad capabilities.

Appcelerator®, the leading platform for rapidly developing native mobile, desktop, and iPad applications using web technologies, announced today that it has launched support for iPad with a newly introduced Titanium Tablet SDK. Titanium Tablet will be the first to enable web developers to quickly build native iPad applications that feature native performance, native iPad user interfaces, and native access to iPad's device capabilities. Appcelerator estimates that developers can save up to 80% of the time it takes to develop an iPad application using Titanium compared to writing an application in Objective-C. Titanium Tablet will be freely available within Titanium, which is licensed under the Apache 2 open source license.

Enabling a Native iPad User Experience
When Apple announced the iPad in January, the focus was on user experience capabilities that build on, yet make iPad distinctly unique from its successful iPhone predecessor. New user interface controls, such as split views and popovers, enable iPad-specific interfaces that adapt to different uses such as portrait or landscape viewing. These user experience elements build on inherited user interface elements that have become the hallmark of the iPhone experience. With the introduction of Titanium Tablet, Appcelerator is enabling 100% pure native iPad development, including all of iPad's user interface elements. Titanium is the first cross-platform solution to do so. Going forward, Appcelerator plans to add to these capabilities as Apple makes advances in user interface design that further define the iPad as a new mobile category.

"Appcelerator is synonymous with native application development. Our customers place a premium on delivering applications with native performance, native user interface design, and native access to the underlying device capabilities," explained Jeff Haynie, CEO, Appcelerator. "We're pleased to enable our 35,000 web developers to build native iPad applications with the full complement of Apple's iPad capabilities."

Introducing Titanium Tablet
Titanium Tablet joins Titanium Mobile and Titanium Desktop SDKs as part of Appcelerator Titanium. Web developers can download the upgrade to Titanium today and start building native iPad applications using their JavaScript skills. Titanium Tablet includes the iPad simulator and aids developers in testing and packaging their application for submission to Apple's App Store. Appcelerator has updated its "Kitchen Sink" reference application for the iPad, which showcases the code and live examples of over 200 APIs available to iPad developers.

The company has also added iPad support to its recently-introduced Titanium Professional and Enterprise subscriptions. Developers can add analytics to their iPad applications to analyze user, session and customer events. As well, Appcelerator is extending premium support to include iPad-specific questions.

To learn more and download Titanium for free, visit http://www.appcelerator.com.

About Appcelerator
Appcelerator enables web developers, ad agencies, ISVs, and enterprises to take advantage of the explosive growth in mobile, desktop, and iPad applications. The company's flagship offering, Titanium, is the only open source platform to enable cross-platform development, from a single codebase, at web development speed for these three platforms. Appcelerator's customers can leverage their exiting skills and open, industry standard technologies to decrease time-to-market and development costs, increasing customer adoption and revenues, and enjoying greater flexibility and control. For more information, please visit http://www.appcelerator.com or http://pitch.pe/55906.

Appcelerator is a registered trademark of Appcelerator, Inc. Appcelerator Titanium is a trademark of Appcelerator, Inc.

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