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Announcing the Preview Release of Appcelerator Titanium!

The Appcelerator team has been hard at work over the past few months coding away into the wee hours and today we are incredibly excited to announce the preview release of our new product – Appcelerator Titanium™. Titanium is an open source platform for building applications using standard Web technologies (like HTML, CSS, and javascript) that extends functionality outside the browser and brings next generation applications to the desktop and mobile operating systems.

We’ve created a little video about the vision of Titanium we thought you’d enjoy:

When we say extended functionality we aren’t messing around. Web applications built with the Titanium SDK can support local file access and storage, native integration with the desktop environment, and both online and offline operation. The Titanium SDK is part of the Appcelerator Platform, so you can even leverage Appcelerator’s message-oriented architecture, pre-built integration with all the leading server-side languages and frameworks, and rich set of UI controls, layouts and themes for building desktop apps. Titanium makes coding super easy, because you can use your existing Web development skills to build apps that can be quickly deployed to Windows and Mac desktops (and in Q1 of next year, Linux). With these traits, we believe Titanium will enable a whole new generation of innovative rich desktop and mobile applications.

Now let’s get a little more technical - at the heart of Titanium is an innovative new open source, cross-platform runtime engine that provides application developers with native access to the computer’s desktop or the mobile device via a robust set of APIs. Built on top of WebKit, Gears and Chromium, the Titanium Runtime Engine provides developers with a powerful, free and open platform for building cross-platform applications using standard AJAX.

If you are craving more information, check out the following links:

Titanium Homepage
Download
Demo Applications
Titanium Screencasts
FAQ

After you’ve had a chance to download and play around with Titanium, please help us out and post your feedback and suggestions to the Appcelerator community in the new Titanium group, or feel free to email me at jhaynie AT appcelerator DOT com.

Code Strong!

(NOTE: this is a cross post from my Appcelerant blog post).

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Jeff Haynie is co-founder and CEO of Appcelerator. He started Appcelerator to provide a true open-source solution to enterprise RIA and SOA-based services development, after growing frustrated by the limited options and complexity in other solutions through his own development work. Prior to starting Appcelerator, Haynie served as co-founder and CTO of Vocalocity and CTO of eHatchery, an extension of Bill Gross? ideaLab. Haynie is an expert software developer and entrepreneur. Haynie has been active in standards development, as well as a contributor to open-source projects, including early work on JBoss. For more on Jeff Haynie, visit his blog at http://blog.jeffhaynie.us.