Build native YQL-powered iPhone and Android apps with your web skills and Appcelerator Titanium

Editor's note: This is a guest post from the crew at Appcelerator. We've been collaborating with Appcelerator to integrate YQL into the Titanium development platform for mobile apps.

What happens when you take the best of the web and pair it with the best of mobile? That’s what you get when you pull YQL services into a native iPhone or Android app using Appcelerator Titanium.

We’ve been working with Yahoo! recently and are excited to announce that you can now build YQL-powered iPhone or Android apps with the Javascript, HTML, and CSS skills you have today. We recently integrated YQL into Titanium (0.7+) so you get this functionality out-of-the-box just by downloading Titanium. Titanium is an open-source application development platform that provides you with over 300 APIs to access the cool native functionality of these smartphones. This includes geo-location, camera, video, filesystem, accelerometer, native UI, and much more.

We put together a video to show a sample implementation of YQL in Titanium, in this case accessing Flickr photos through YQL on an iPhone:

Appcelerator Titanium + Yahoo YQL from Appcelerator Video Channel on Vimeo.

Other ideas we had included using geo-location, Map Kit, and Yahoo! Meme's geo-meme API to create a cool geo-cache app. Or why not pull local events from Yahoo! Social? Or, get the latest New York Times best sellers and mash it up with your own reviews. The possibilities are endless.

Interested in learning more? Join us November 11 at 9am PST (US & Europe) or 5pm PST (Australia and Asia) for a webcast on how to build mobile YQL apps using Titanium. We’ll come loaded with lots of demos. In the meantime, grab a copy of Titanium and then check out our "Kitchen Sink" app that contains sample code and examples of all Titanium APIs and specifically, YQL code for you to use in your apps.

Code strong!

The Appcelerator Crew