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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 3. Our First View via Component Building

We've been working hard at framing the base of our app in Chapter 2, Feature Modules, and now it's time to finally get a glimpse of what we're working with. This is all about getting that first view from our sketch to the mobile device screen.

Building views with NativeScript for Angular is not much different than view building for the web. We will use Angular's Component decorator to build various components our UI needs to achieve the desired usability we're after. Instead of using the HTML markup, we will be using NativeScript XML, which is an extremely powerful, yet simple and concise, abstraction of all native view components on both iOS and Android.

We won't be covering all the benefits and types of components you have access to here; but to learn more, we recommend any of the following books: 

In this chapter, we will...