Axway Amplify Titanium (2010 - 2022)
"Everything has to come to an end, sometime."
- L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
Back then she was known by her maiden name:
It was over 10 years ago and she was so full of life!
But first, a little background...
There. I said it.
Wait! I thought this was about Titanium and mobile??
Designing, Developing, Architecting, and Evangelizing APIs.
I loved seeing the web being created and taking shape.
Communication standards and APIs of various shapes, colors, and sizes appeared (and disappeared).
I realized that mobile apps were going to make the
API market EXPLODE! There was suddenly going to be a massive growth in the number of
API consumers in the world!
I never left the
API world but did realize that expanding my horizons to include the mobile app economy was essential to being successful with
APIs and Integrations in the future.
Let me back up a bit...
Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989, while working at CERN.
although it feels like it was just yesterday.
The mobile development market was suddenly revolutionized with the introduction of the first iPhone by Apple.
The first Android phone also released a short time after that and it became clear that developers were either going to have to become experts in both Objective-C for iPhone and Java for Android or some other solution was going to have to appear.
PhoneGap and similar hybrid "web" mobile apps appeared but most people realized that they were never going to be a serious solution due to the lack of features and performance issues that were inherent to non-native mobile apps.
I was introduced to
Appcelerator Titanium Mobile.
She had already hit her 1.0 version milestone and had quite an active development community.
Write once. Run Everywhere.
Could it really be that easy??
With the introduction of the
Titanium Alloy hit version 1.0 and everything seemed like it was going so well!
The plans for
Titanium Alloy 2.0 got pushed out and suddenly there was a lot more diversity (and competition) in the cross-platform native mobile market.
Axway acquired Appcelerator and integrated it into the
Axway Amplify Platform.
You may recognize some of the different variations used to reference the
Titanium products over the next few months that followed!
Appcelerator Titanium SDK
Appcelerator Titanium Alloy
Axway Titanium Mobile
Axway Appcelerator Titanium
Axway Appcelerator Titanium SDK
Axway Appcelerator Titanium Alloy
Axway Amplify Appcelerator Titanium
Axway Amplify Appcelerator Titanium SDK
Axway Amplify Appcelerator Titanium Alloy
Axway Amplify Titanium Alloy
Axway Amplify Titanium Mobile
Axway Amplify Titanium
Given my ❤️❤️❤️ for APIs and Integrations -- combined with my personal experience using
Axway Amplify Titanium, I joined Axway as an API Evangelist!
Over the next couple of years, I was able to get creative with a lot of fun blog posts and YouTube videos!
Axway Amplify Titaniumfeatures continued to be added to the SDK over the next couple of years!
Axway Titanium Alloy v2.0 never materialized, I did end up forking Titanium Alloy v1 to add in a bunch of v2 type features to make Titanium easier to use with APIs and Node.js.
It kinda spun off into its own open-source product
It was super cool and I was able to use
Titanium Turbo to create native mobile apps faster than I could ever imagine doing before!
It also made integrating with APIs a snap (which was very important, given my ❤️ for APIs )
You can see an example of using
Titanium Turbo in a complete API and Mobile App solution for managing the return of employees to the office, that we open-sourced last year!
Brenton House ⭐️ API Evangelist and Strategist🚀 @Axway has open-sourced their Mobile App and API!!
Transitioning your team back into the workplace safely can be challenging and complex but creating cross-platform native mobile apps and APIs doesn’t have to be! @axwaydev #openeverything
devblog.axway.com/featured/open-…14:25 PM - 27 Oct 2020
(SPOILERS: Unfortunately, given the recent news,
Titanium Turbo will probably die a nice, quiet open-source death with very little fanfare...)
We have now caught up to present day but unfortunately, it also means that we've reached the end of our story.
A few weeks ago, Axway announced the End-of-Life for
Axway Amplify Titanium.
Although Axway will be shutting things down
in March 2022, because it is an open-source product, forks of it will still live on in the community!
There are very few products I have been able to closely observe from cradle to grave. It has been a pleasure to work with such an innovative and active community!
API Integrations are sometimes difficult for people to wrap their heads around and Titanium made it easy to be able to see the power of APIs in the palm of their hands!
Titanium had a great run and I am grateful there are so many in the Titanium community, both past and present, that I can call great friends!
On a personal note, I have decided that the timing was right for me to begin a new chapter in my career and I will be leaving Axway this week. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Axway and have worked with some truly amazing and talented people!
My love for APIs and Integrations has only grown stronger over the past few years and I am going to continue following my passion for evangelizing them to the community!