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Appcelerator Titanium Axway acquired Appcelerator, the original Titanium developer, in 2016. Axway kept the Appcelerator brand name for its mobile development platform, and Titanium as the name for the open source IDE and SDK within the platform. The company claims that the Appcelerator platform “powers mobility for 70 percent of the Fortune 100.” Its users include Avis, Bed Bath & Beyond, Comerica Bank and many others.

Developer/Owner: Axway

Key features:

  • Build apps in JavaScript and run on any OS for greater code reuse
  • Direct access to iOS and Android APIs
  • Immediate support for new OS releases
  • Visual designer
  • Seamless integration with continuous delivery tools
  • Hyperloop allows developers to run Java, Objective-C or Swift alongside code created with Titanium

Programming languages supported:JavaScript

Target operating systems:iOS, Android, Windows

Runs on:Windows, Linux, macOS

System Requirements:

  • A recent version of Windows, macOS or Ubuntu
  • 2 GB RAM available memory
  • Oracle JDK
  • Node.js

Target audience: JavaScript developers who want to create mobile apps; enterprises that want to create cross-platform mobile apps.

First production release: 2008

Most recent update/stable release: Version 6.0.4 (April 2017)

License: Titanium alone is available under the Apache License 2. The Appcelerator platform is proprietary.

Price: Titanium alone is free. Appcelerator is free for Indie Seat (solo developer), $99 per seat per month for Pro Seat, pricing on request for Enterprise Seat. Cloud services require an additional fee.

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