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Working with some other developers who were having difficulty figuring out whether data was being updated in their SQLite database app, I replied ‘After you run the update code, does the database update? (I usually use an iOS sim and connect to the SQLite db on the drive to see what might be going on).’ I got a few huh’s? and what’s? and How do you do that? So I’ll walk you through the process.

Tools you will need:

  • terminal window — used to find the location of the data directory for the app or OPTIONAL TOOL: SimPholders will help you find the location of your database files but has a whole bunch of other utilities. …


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Adding custom icons and badges to your top bar in iOS is fairly straightforward. You can create right and left nav views, embed multiple objects in those views, position them to create any view you want, including a icon/badge combination.

The Android Actionbar is a much different in Titanium. Icons in Actionbar menuitems are supported, badges are not and so creating a similar UI that matches your iOS app can be a challenge.

Recently I encountered this exact issue. I wanted a consistent UI in both iOS and Android. A custom toolbar, custom icons, custom colors and badges all that can be updated at runtime adding or removing menu icons and updating badges on the fly. …

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