# Welcome To Titanium
Titanium's unique trait among the various available cross-platform mobile solutions is that it creates truly native apps. This is in contrast to web-based solutions that deliver functionality via an enhanced web view. Titanium, not wanting to be limited by the native web view, has engaged in a much deeper integration with the underlying platforms. This gives Titanium developers the ability to leverage native UI components & services, as well as near-native performance, features you won't find in other cross-platform mobile development solution. In addition, you'll have access to other features like:
Platform specific APIs
Online and on-device data
and much more!
Titanium empowers you to create immersive, full-featured applications that go beyond the boundaries of the browser. We do the heavy-lifting on cross platform compatibility so you don’t have to. Featuring over 80%code reuse across mobile apps, Titanium provides a deep, yet highly-reusable development platform. Appcelerator licenses Titanium under the Apache 2 license and is free for both personal and commercial use.
# Sections in this chapter
In this section, you'll get your first look at Titanium's features and architecture.
Next, you'll examine the Titanium version of a "Hello, World!" project. You'll learn how to create and manage a project and its file structure.
Here you will see the resources available to you as a Titanium developer. This section includes documentation, example code, and Appcelerator's various sources of developer support.
So let's get started: What is Titanium SDK? >