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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 2. Feature Modules

We are going to continue building the foundation of our app by scaffolding the core feature modules our app will need, the player and recorder. We will also want to keep in mind that the recording features will only be loaded and available when a user authenticates. Lastly, we will finish the implementation of our services from the CoreModule we created in Chapter 1Get Into Shape with @NgModule.

In this chapter, we will be covering the following topics:

  • Creating feature modules
  • Separation of concerns with app features
  • Setting up the AppModule to bootstrap efficiently, only loading upfront the feature modules we need for our first view
  • Using the NativeScript application-settings module as our key/value store
  • Providing the ability to control our app's debug logs at one spot
  • Creating a new service that will use other services to demonstrate our scalable architecture