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Solving Appcelerator Compile Issue – Invalid Request

After updating the Appcelerator CLI, my build started failing. The log message was not very helpful, but Google was and it lead me to this link. The gist of it is here:
result from /build-verify=> {"success":false,"error":"invalid request","code":""}, err=null
The answer, perform the following
[korey@localhost ~]$ appc logout                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Appcelerator Command-Line Interface, version 6.2.0
Copyright (c) 2014-2017, Appcelerator, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

*** Logged Out ***

[korey@localhost ~]$ appc login                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Appcelerator Command-Line Interface, version 6.2.0
Copyright (c) 2014-2017, Appcelerator, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

Appcelerator Login required to continue ...

? Appcelerator ID:
? Password: *********
Generating Developer Certificate and Private/Public Keys... logged into organization [100011118]
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Adding Titanium Modules

Appcelerator Titanium is a decent tool once you get used to its quirks. However, it is even more powerful with its marketplace and optional modules you can add to it. Two of my recent purchases have been from 0x82: Testflight, and KeyChain. here is a quick quide on how to add new modules to your titanium project:
  1. Unzip the downloaded module.
  2. Copy it to the following folder on OSX Lion /Library/Application Support/Titanium/modules. Be sure to drop it in the right location according to the unzipped folder structure of the module.
  3. Edit your project’s tiapp.xml file and add the following:
  4. <modules>
        <module platform="iphone" version="0.5">com.0x82.key.chain</module>
        <module platform="iphone" version="0.7">com.0x82.testflight</module>
  5. Start Titanium Studio and follow the module’s instructions to integrate it into your project.
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Android Browser is the IE of the mobile Web

For years Web App developers have dreaded the browser fragmentation and having to support IE. It required a lot of extra finess in both Web frameworks and Web App code to make sure things worked close to intended across all browsers specifically IE. Now that the focus has shifted to the mobile web, history is repeating itself. While HTML5 is generally supported on all modern Smart phones, and the most popular browsers are Web-kit based, it seems that those in charge have not learnt from the lessons of the past. In my personal experience with various mobile web frameworks, the Android platform in general and the fragmentation between Android devices is a huge problem. Once of the current best mobile web frameworks, Sencha Touch, works like a dream on the iPhone, but the same code on Android is unpredictable at times. This is exactly why with its second release, Sencha is concentrating on addressing performance and specifically for Android. Needless to say, this is only part of the issue with The Android platform and its fragmentation. Writing native apps, or even working with ubiquitous frameworks like Appcelerator Titanium is also a nightmare when it come sto Android. Don’t get me wrong, I think Android has potential, but as I have said before, if you can’t control the Hardware and Software, you cannot reproduce the experience of the iPhone. Here is hoping that with its aquisition of Motorola Mobility, Google can create a better Android, cuz the alternative is to suffer the same fate as IE has. read more