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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

Preparing for App Store distribution

To deploy iOS apps to the iOS App Store, you absolutely must have an active Apple Developer account. It costs $99 USD per year to be a part of the program, and you can sign up at

App ID, certificates, and profiles

Once you create an Apple Developer account, you'll need to create an App ID, Production Certificate, and a Distribution Provisioning Profile on the Apple Developer portal. This is the most tedious part of the entire process, as it takes some time to learn what each of these various files do and how to use them:

  1. For our app, we will begin by creating the App ID with the following:
  1. Once we create this App ID, we can now create a Production certificate:
  1. Select Continue. Then, the next screen will provide instructions on how to sign your production certificate, which we will walk through next. First, open /Applications/Utilities/Keychain and then go to the top-left menu and select Certificate Assistant | Request...