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Barebone Glossy Alloy

Barebone Glossy Alloy

What’s New – Nov 2015
Improved support for the screen sizes of the iPhone 6 and iPhone6+.
What’s New – May 2015
1. Wordpress support. Fetch and display post from a Wordpress website.
2. Drupal Support. Fetch and display articles from a Drupal website.

Barebone Glossy Alloy is the Titanium Alloy implementation of the quit popular Barebone Glossy which is implemented by following the “Titanium Classic CommonJS” method. Many users requested its Alloy based equivalent.

Barebone Glossy Alloy is the bootstrap you need in order to build your next Shiny and Glossy Alloy based Titanium application. It is a well structured, well organized and implemented, full working app that comes with all the ingredients a modern application needs. Best practices, proven techniques and experienced software architecture are packed with a well crafted design.

Navigation
The application follows the modern trends of the “Slide menu”. In addition to this each window carries the option to contribute it’s own context menu. The construction of the “Slide menu” is driven by the application’s configuration file. No extra code needed for that. The context menu is automatically binded to the right button of the navigation bar.

Remote data The News, Products and Galleries, listing windows are fetching data from online sources by using the JSON protocol. The source URLs for these listings are set in the application’s configuration file. Images, Galleries, texts and whole entries can be updated by adjusting the remote sources. Nevertheless, rebuilding and re-distributing the application are not required for constant updates.

The same applies for the pins in the live map too. The users are able to add and configure the pin points just by adjusting the remote source.

Articles and products listing
Two different content types are used and demonstrated in Barebone Glossy Alloy. The application provides the ability of forming Articles by adding a unique photo in any of them. Products are similar to Articles but are supporting an unlimited number of accompanying images. An Image Slider is created by using them.

Gallery integration
Barebone Glossy Alloy comes with an Image Gallery already integrated. All the images are controlled by a remote JSON structure. Unlimited number of Galleries is supported and displayed by using three different views: Galleries Feed, Gallery’s thumbnail, Images View (slide).

Contact form
A full working contact form is part of the implementation. In addition to text fields, the user can alse Share his location by using the location service of the device, Attach a photo from the galleries or by using the camera.

Alloy powered
Separation of concerns rose to a new level thanks to all the advantages of the Alloy architecture. In other words, this application provides a well-crafted and practicable MVC model.

Configuration
A configuration file is responsible for all the business related aspects of the application such as: - The structure of the “Slide menu” - The Look and Feel of the application like the colors and the color schemes, – the font family and the font sizes, etc - The URLs for the remote data.

PSD templates
The titanium project is accompanied with it’s full layered PSD file. In addition to this a set of separate PSD files are part of the pack. These files, with their proper size and guide, are an important addition to your toolkit. Use them and they will guide you on how to create your own icons and other resources for home screen, slide menu, navigation bar, etc.

Devices
The code is extremely tested on iOS and Android mobile phones. Up to 7” Android tablets are also supported.

Change-log

New features and fixes.
1.3 - Nov 5, 2015
- Add iOS9 missing icons and splash
- Adjust the width as per iPhone 6 and 6+ requirements
- Set Android minSDKVersion to 14
- Set Android targetSDKVersion to 21

1.2
- Add support for the 4.x version of SDK
- Add support for the Appcelerator Studio which by June replaces Titanium Studio

1.1
- Display articles from a Wordpress site  by using the "JSON API" plugin
- Display articles from a Drupal site by using the "Services" module
- Keep the sidemenu hiden while the home screen is loading

1.0
- Initial release
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