Appcelerator Titanium is an open source platform for developing mobile and desktop applications using web technologies. Appcelerator Titanium is developed by Appcelerator Inc. and was introduced in December 2008 . Support for developing iPhone- and Android-based mobile applications was added in June 2009.
Appcelerator Titanium is one of several phone web based application framework solutions allowing web developers to apply existing skills to create native applications for iPhone and Android. Appcelerator Titanium is frequently compared to Adobe Air for developing desktop applications for Windows, Mac and Linux. Traditionally, proprietary tools and specialized skills are required to develop native software applications for each computing platform.
Appcelerator Titanium includes a web-based, cross-compilation tool which requires internet access and a developer account. The tool can deploy standalone applications for Mac, Windows, and Linux from any of those platforms. It does this by submitting the source files to a proprietary server-side solution which then returns the binaries. An open source command-line compiler is also available which is not subject to the same network and