Titanium SDK 5.5.0.Beta Release Note

Titanium SDK 5.5.0.Beta - Beta 22 August 2016


About This Release

Titanium SDK 5.5.0.Beta is a minor release of the SDK, addressing high-priority issues from previous releases.
This release primarily adds support for iOS 10 and Xcode 8.

Notice of Feature and Behavior Changes

iOS Platform

  • This release supports Apple's Xcode from a minimum of 7.3.x to the maximum version of 8.0.x
  • Team id is now required in tiapp.xml when building an app with a watch extension and Xcode 8
  • Projects will set "SWIFT_VERSION" to a value of "3.0"
  • Removed old watchOS2 template in favor of existing watchOS2-objc template
  • Minimum iOS SDK version is set to 8.0 by default if not explicitly set in the tiapp.xml when compiling using Xcode 8

New Features

iOS Platform

  • TIMOB-23509 - iOS10: Expose new visual effects on Ti.UI.iOS.BlurView
    • Exposed UIBlurEffectStyleProminent and UIBlurEffectStyleRegular on Ti.UI.iOS.BlurView
    • Demo:

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      var win = Ti.UI.createWindow({
          backgroundColor: "#fff"
      // Reference image (or view)
      var img = Ti.UI.createImageView({
          image: "/default_app_logo.png",
          top: 100,
          width: 300,
          height: 300
      // Blur view
      var blur = Ti.UI.iOS.createBlurView({
          width: Ti.UI.FILL,
          height: Ti.UI.FILL
      // Effect controls
      var tabs = Ti.UI.iOS.createTabbedBar({
          labels: "Extra light", "Light", "Dark", "Regular", "Prominent",
          bottom: 100
      // Available blur effects
      var effects = 
      tabs.addEventListener("click", function(e) {
  • TIMOB-23513 - iOS10: Support for new WatchConnectivity features
    • Added support for the new WatchConnectivity features such as hasContentPending and remainingComplicationUserInfoTransfers
    • Demo:

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      Ti.API.warn("Has content pending: " + Ti.WatchSession.hasContentPending);
      Ti.API.warn("Number of remaining complication userInfo transfers: " + Ti.WatchSession.remainingComplicationUserInfoTransfers);
  • TIMOB-23519 - iOS10: Expose new Ti.UI.Pasteboard APIs
    • Exposed hasURLs, hasImages, and hasColors in the Ti.UI.Pasteboard API
    • Demo:

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      Ti.API.warn("Has URLs:" + Ti.UI.Clipboard.hasURLs());
      Ti.API.warn("Has images" + Ti.UI.Clipboard.hasImages());
      Ti.API.warn("Has colors:" + Ti.UI.Clipboard.hasColors());
  • TIMOB-23524 - iOS10: Support RefreshControl in Ti.UI.ScrollView
    • Added support for refreshControl in Ti.UI.ScrollView for iOS10
    • Demo:

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      var win = Ti.UI.createWindow({
          backgroundColor: "#fff"
      var refreshControl = Ti.UI.createRefreshControl({
          tintColor: "red"
      var scroll = Ti.UI.createScrollView({
          backgroundColor: "yellow",
          refreshControl: refreshControl
      refreshControl.addEventListener("refreshstart", function() {
          setTimeout(function() {
          text: "Scroll down!"
  • TIMOB-23528 - iOS10: Support new CoreSpotlight APIs
    • Added support for CoreSpotlight framework particularly for CSSearchableItemAttributeSet and CSSearchQuery
    • Demo:

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      var win = Ti.UI.createWindow({
        backgroundColor : "#fff"
      var btn = Ti.UI.createButton({
          title : "Add searchable index"
      btn.addEventListener("click", function() {
      var nav = Ti.UI.iOS.createNavigationWindow({window: win});
      function addToSearchableIndex() {
          var itemAttr = Ti.App.iOS.createSearchableItemAttributeSet({
              itemContentType: Ti.App.iOS.UTTYPE_AUDIO,
              title: 'Who rocks iOS 10?',
              // iOS 10 only
              fullyFormattedAddress: "1732 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112",
              postalCode: "95112",
              thoroughfare: "N 1st St",
              subThoroughfare: "1732",
              keywords: 'appcelerator', 'titanium_mobile', 'ios10', 'corespotlight'
         var item = Ti.App.iOS.createSearchableItem({
              identifier: 'core-spotlight',
              domainIdentifier: 'ios10',
              attributeSet: itemAttr
          var indexer = Ti.App.iOS.createSearchableIndex();
          indexer.addToDefaultSearchableIndex(item, function(e) {
              if (e.success) {
                  alert('Press the home button and now search for your keywords');
              } else {
                  alert('Error: ' + JSON.stringify(e.error));

Fixed Issues

  • CLI-1070 - If you use node 0.12.X, then you'll be unable to download the Hyperloop module through 'appc new'
  • CLI-1079 - Modules and plugins are not overwritten if the files already exist
  • TIMOB-23518 - iOS: Cannot build with Xcode 8.0
  • TIMOB-23549 - ioslib doesn't recognize global WatchOS simulators
  • TIMOB-23614 - iOS10: Titanium with Swift Watch App fails to build on Xcode 8.0 Beta
  • TIMOB-23620 - ioslib fails to choose a watch simulator under Xcode 8.0 Beta
  • TIMOB-23627 - Calendar, Contacts and Camera can crash on iOS 10 / Xcode 8
  • TIMOB-23636 - Failed watchOS pairing will silently fail appc run without error
  • TIMOB-23671 - Receiving "Segmentation fault: 11" when trying to build after updating SDK to 5.4.0 from June 6 (or later)
  • TIMOB-23722 - Hyperloop: Classes that are unavailable on watchOS/tvOS are also not compiled on iOS
  • TIMOB-23747 - iOS: Handoff crashes from iOS9 to iOS8
  • TIMOB-23756 - iOS: Build fails if project name matches file/folder in built app
  • TIMOB-23761 - Hyperloop: Errors when running project with liveview and hyperloop enabled
  • TIMOB-23769 - iOS: Deprecated warnings are thrown in unrelated API's
  • TIMOB-23790 - node-ios-device: emitter error during process exit and uncaught exception

Improvements patch releases

  • TIMOB-23514 - iOS10: Deprecate iAds
  • TIMOB-23778 - iOS: Improve warning when calling iOS10 visual effects for Ti.UI.iOS.BlurView on < iOS10
    • Improved the warning when calling iOS10 visual effects for Ti.UI.iOS.BlurView on non-iOS10 devices. The error message should look something like this:

      ERROR : The provided value for the Ti.UI.iOS.BlurView.effect property is not available in this iOS version.

Known Issues in 5.5.0.Beta

  • TIMOB-23726 - iOS: Debugger for Alloy project hangs on Device with run-on-main-thread enabled
    • Running an Alloy project in Debug mode to Device causes the app to hang on "The Debugger is waiting for you to launch the app on your device".

    • This is a Regression from 5.3.0.GA

    • The hang does not occur on simulator, classic titanium mobile project, or with run-on-main-thread disabled

  • TIMOB-23781 - iOS8: Image Assets are distorted with Xcode 8.0
    • Image assets are distorted in apps built with Xcode 8.0 (10.0 SDK) on iOS8 devices. For a default two-tabbed classic application with an ImageView, it affects:
      • The LaunchScreen Icon
      • The two Tab Icons
      • The Custom Image within the ImageView
    • This does not occur in Simulators or with iOS9 or iOS10
    • When reverting to Xcode 7.3 (9.3 SDK), the issue is no longer reproducible
    • This affects Classic & Alloy Projects
  • TIMOB-23786 - iOS10: Logs not working on iOS 10 devices

API Changes

No APIs were changed at this time.

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