The three-year-old Appcelerator will officially reveal its PHP love tomorrow at the Zend PHP conference in its home town of Mountain View, California.
Essentially, the platform offers a laundry list of desktop and mobile APIs accessible from common web languages. Through these APIs, you can hook into local data and operating system resources on Windows, Linux, and Mac desktops and notebooks; iPhones; and Android handsets. "Rather than having to learn, say, Windows or Objective-C for the iPhone, you can access local devices using a web language you're familiar with," Schwarzhoff says.
At least initially, Titanium will only allow PHP coding for desktop and notebook applications. PHP devs can access a machine's local file system, tap system notifications, allow drag-and-drop to and from the desktop GUI, and so on.
Tagged with an Apache 2 license, Titanium can be downloaded here. It's available for Mac, Linux, and Windows. ®