Create Desktop Apps. With HTML, CSS And JS: Appcelerator Titanium

Appcelerator Titanium (now known as TideSDK) is an open source platform that enables you to create rich desktop applications with web technologies like HTML, CSS, Javascript as well as Flash and Silverlight.

Appcelerator SDK is used to create applications or any third-party Ajax library / framework can be used too.

Tip: To make it clear, it is very similar to Adobe AIR but open source.

Appcelerator Titanium

Titanium also comes with a simple command-line interface (CLI) for creating projects and packaging them into an executable.

The platform has a built-in database, direct file system access, desktop notifications & more.

Titanium apps. currently work in Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX.  Linux support is in the roadmap.

  1. Reply Lamin December 9, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    WOW.. this stuff sounds like it good.

  2. Reply Teylor Feliz December 12, 2008 at 3:37 PM

    That sounds great, I know that PHP has PHP-GTK but this it is better.

  3. Reply Trevor Cape December 16, 2008 at 7:39 PM

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  4. Reply Null-11 November 3, 2009 at 9:04 PM

    I’ve been looking everywhere for something like this. Thanks so much! I’m definitely giving this a go.

  5. Reply Anil Kumar Bakshi June 7, 2012 at 1:21 AM

    I’ ve developed a html course using Lectora.
    Course contains external popups and swf files.

    Is it possible with Appcelerator Titanium to convert such application to desktop app for mac.

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