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Appcelerator complaints

I've tried several times to get in touch with the makers of Titanium to resolve the various problems I have,

  1. The "new project" screen only allows the selection of Desktop projects.

  2. The "kitchen sink" project does not work, it complains it is missing a defines.h in the logs.

  3. If I use an older version of "kitchen sink" the above error does not exist, however it takes FOREVER to launch iphone simulator, and then it never launches it; the same issue exists for the Android – except I have to launch the simulator manually for it to work.

The logs for iphone state:


The following build commands failed:
    Ld /Users/testUser/Desktop/appcelerator-KitchenSink-da62766/KitchenSink/build/iphone/build/Debug-iphonesimulator/KitchenSink.app/KitchenSink normal i386
(1 failure)


Exception detected in script:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Library/Application Support/Titanium/mobilesdk/osx/1.4.0/iphone/builder.py", line 836, in main
    execute_xcode("iphonesimulator%s" % iphone_version,["GCC_PREPROCESSOR_DEFINITIONS=__LOG__ID__=%s DEPLOYTYPE=development TI_DEVELOPMENT=1 DEBUG=1 TI_VERSION=%s" % (log_id,sdk_version)],False)
  File "/Library/Application Support/Titanium/mobilesdk/osx/1.4.0/iphone/builder.py", line 758, in execute_xcode
    output = run.run(args,False,False,o)
  File "/Library/Application Support/Titanium/mobilesdk/osx/1.4.0/iphone/run.py", line 31, in run
SystemExit: 1
  1. Appcelerator isn't interested in supporting you unless you pay money.

  2. There are no video tutorials on how to install, I might be doing something wrong.

  3. Titanium doesn't work and frankly, I do not have the time to be trawling through logs and do YOUR debugging work for you.

I installed Phonegap without any issues and it works fine, but Titanium requires me to constantly look through logs for bugs and then try to fix them myself.

— asked August 22nd 2010 by zardon

2 Answers

  • Accepted Answer

    It's tough when you are new to a product, especially one like this one. From what I know, accelerator is written in Python, translates Javascript and HTML into Java for Android AND Objective C for Iphone. It also integrates and bridges your OS with SDKs from Apple and Google.

    So, there is a lot to it, but trust me, if you stick with it, you can make real, valuable mobile apps without knowing much more than JavaScript.

    The business model is Open Source, which means you can download and FREELY use any of the Python, Java and Objective C used in the setup. That is the gift of open source. The open source model is one that creates a product of so much value that enough people will use it, and use it enough, that they will be willing to pay for support.

    I have read very good things about the paid support from Appcelerator, and I'm considering using it, but as with most opens source projects, free help from other users can be very helpful if you don't want to pay for support. (That's what this forum is all about.)

    Appcelerator does provide a LOT of free resources, much of which is the code shared in Kitchen Sink, but they also have a lot of information they provide directly.

    Have you seen the new setup guide videos? These are from the developer blog, linked in the upper right of the page:

    I hope that helps, and I hope you'll keep trying to get things working, as I think you'll be happy if you do.

    Peter Janett

    — answered August 22nd 2010 by Peter janett
  • Its pretty clean that you are not using the forums properly……

    I really Find solutions to all my Problems when i search here at Forums….

    And regarding the Installation there is a Guide here that was released couple of weeks back…..make sure you check them out….if you still have issues..search for them on the Forum…If you don Find Your Problems solved, sign up for premium support just for a month until you get to sort things out….

    — answered August 23rd 2010 by Satta Ravi
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