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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

Chapter 16. Deploying to Google Play

Although deploying an app to Google Play can be slightly simpler when compared to the Apple App Store, there's still a few key steps that we need to pay attention to. We covered some preparation steps in Chapter 14, Deployment Preparation with webpack Bundling, and Chapter 15, Deploying to the Apple App Store, such as using webpack to bundle the app and preparing app icons and splash screens, so we will jump right into building a releasable APK.

We express our gratitude to TJ VanToll for an excellent eight-step article to deploy NativeScript apps ( from which we will insert excerpts from and expand wherever possible.

The following topics are covered in this chapter:

  • Generating a keystore to build your APK with
  • Building a releasable APK with the NativeScript CLI
  • Uploading the APK to Google Play for publication