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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

Building an APK for Google Play

Before you open Google Play to register and publish this app (which is the next step), let's double-check a couple of things to ensure that our metadata is correct.

Open app/App_Resources/Android/app.gradle and ensure that the applicationId is correct for your package name:

Also, open package.json at the root of the project and double-check the there as well for good measure:

Now, you will need to generate an executable Android file for your application. On Android, this file has a .apk extension, and you can generate this file using the NativeScript CLI.

The tns run command you were using during NativeScript development actually generates a .apk file for you and installs that file on an Android emulator or device. However, for a Google Play release, the build you create must also be code signed. You can refer to Android's documentation ( on code signing if you want to dive into the...