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NativeScript for Angular Mobile Development

By : Nathan Walker, Nathanael J. Anderson
Book Image

NativeScript for Angular Mobile Development

By: Nathan Walker, Nathanael J. Anderson

Overview of this book

NativeScript is an open source framework that is built by Progress in order to build truly native mobile apps with TypeScript, JavaScript or just Angular which is an open source framework built by Google that offers declarative templates, dependency injection, and fully featured modules to build rich applications. Angular’s versatile view handling architecture allows your views to be rendered as highly performant UI components native to iOS and Android mobile platforms. This decoupling of the view rendering layer in Angular combined with the power of native APIs with NativeScript have together created the powerful and exciting technology stack of NativeScript for Angular. This book focuses on the key concepts that you will need to know to build a NativeScript for Angular mobile app for iOS and Android. We’ll build a fun multitrack recording studio app, touching on powerful key concepts from both technologies that you may need to know when you start building an app of your own. The structure of the book takes the reader from a void to a deployed app on both the App Store and Google Play, serving as a reference guide and valuable tips/tricks handbook. By the end of this book, you’ll know majority of key concepts needed to build a successful NativeScript for Angular app.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
Integration Testing with Appium


In this chapter, we were finally able to add some nice polishing touches to the app's look and feel. We were able to install the nativescript-dev-sass plugin, which adds a compilation step to build our CSS while maintaining a clean approach to styling. Knowing how best to take advantage of the core theme's SASS with proper file organization is key to gaining a flexible base to work with. Take the concepts presented in this chapter and let us know how they helped you achieve the styling goals you are after; we would love to hear about it!

We also took a look at how to work with the nativescript-ngx-fonticon plugin to utilize font icons throughout our app. This helped clean up clunky textual labels with concise iconic visuals.

In the next chapter, we will take a look at how to unit test several key features to future proof our app's codebase against new feature integrations, which might introduce regressions. Testing to the rescue!