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Appcelerator Updates Titanium Platform With Cloud Tools

Appcelerator has announced that its mobile development platform, Titanium, will encompass cloud services with the release of its latest incarnation.

In a developer centre blog post, the company announced: "We're proud and excited to announce the newest version of Titanium Studio. Version 2.0.1 not only integrates our newest cloud services directly into Studio, but includes hundreds of fixes, enhancements and improvements designed to make your development experience more enjoyable."

The new Appcelerator Cloud Services gives developers access to 15 functions, including push notification, location data, user management, chat within an app, data analysis, photo sharing, and ratings systems.

Apps can be built using Objective-C, Java and HTML5, or other third-party platforms.

Joanne Buckner, VP of product management at Appcelerator, told The Register: "We've always focused on applications published on client side, and now we're adding a turnkey solution on the back end as well. This also marks an entry into a broader range of applications."

Appcelerator notes that you should be automatically prompted to update your Titanium Studio software, but if not, then you should visit the Help menu, and manually select "Check for Updates".

Once you've updated Studio, you'll then receive an update for the Titanium Mobile Software Development Kit.

Source: The Register