Today, I spent time installing both MoSync and Titanium. Then, I tried to create a basic “Hello, World!” program with them. These results have a clear winner.
I am running the free version of both programs on Windows 7 (64-bit). I only tested developing Android applications at this juncture. iOS development requires a Mac for both of them (also according to Apple licences: “can only compile and publish from an Apple device”).
First, the installation process took about 4 times longer and took many more steps than I thought necessary. The Android emulator didn’t want to run because Titanium installed itself in a sub-directory of “Titanium Studio” and couldn’t access the directory itself because there was a space in its name. So, I tried to run the sample application on my same Android device and after 30 minutes of “pre-compiling” it seemed that Titanium crashed (infinite loop). Titanium’s getting started guide: http://docs.appcelerator.com/titanium/latest/#!/guide/Quick_Start
MoSync’s first impression is fantastic for developers. Users are able to see results very quickly.
Keep in mind, this was only a test in first impressions so far. Very important, but nevertheless, I will still be experimenting with both MoSync and Titanium as the summer goes on and be posting about my experiences.
~ Danial Goodwin ~