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Appcelerator API Docs Spy

This NPM package allows you to query JS(ON) versions of Appcelerator API docs such as for Titanium and Alloy using JSPath and a simplified custom Path syntax.


$ npm install appc-apidocs --save



Use the module API as follows:

var spy = require('appc-apispy');
// load an object or a JS or JSON file with docs
spy.load('/path/to/docs.json', function(err, docs) {
    if (err) {
        return console.error(err);
    // query the docs
    docs.query('."Ti.UI.View"', {
        // optional, since:
        // queries following . will default to 'jspath'
        // queries following / will default to 'path'
        ql: 'jspath',
    }, function(err, res) {
        if (err) {
            return console.error(err);
        // should be an array of one
        // release the (huge) docs from memory

Or if you only need to run one query on the same doc that will be released right away:

var spy = require('appc-apispy');
// load an object or a JS or JSON file with docs
spy.query('/path/to/docs.json', '$."Ti.UI.View"', function(err, res) {
    if (err) {
        return console.error(err);
    // should be an array of one


For easy testing and playing, it includes a REPL:

$ npm run repl
Usage: query <ql> <query> Run a query using the given QL.
        load <path> Load the given API Docs JS/JSON file.
        help Display this help.

If you've cloned the repo, you can load the 3.5.0 Titanium API:

$ npm run repl
> load test/fixtures/3.5.0.js

Examples queries

All properties of any object with support for Android

.*.properties{ === "android"}

Names of all objects with support on iOS:



JSPath will automatically expand some shortcuts:


Path syntax

The custom 'path' syntax is a wrapper arround JSPath.



This project is open source and licensed under the Apache Public License (version 2). Please consider forking this project to improve, enhance or fix issues. If you feel like the community will benefit from your fork, please open a pull request.

To protect the interests of the contributors, Appcelerator, customers and end users we require contributors to sign a Contributors License Agreement (CLA) before we pull the changes into the main repository. Our CLA is simple and straightforward - it requires that the contributions you make to any Appcelerator open source project are properly licensed and that you have the legal authority to make those changes. This helps us significantly reduce future legal risk for everyone involved. It is easy, helps everyone, takes only a few minutes, and only needs to be completed once.

You can digitally sign the CLA online. Please indicate your email address in your first pull request so that we can make sure that will locate your CLA. Once you've submitted it, you no longer need to send one for subsequent submissions.

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