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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


We have kicked off Part 2 with the component building, where we have laid out our root component app.component.html to house our primary view, where you learned about GridLayout, a very useful layout container.

Angular's Component decorator allowed us to easily build TrackListComponent as well as PlayerControlsComponent. We also learned how to build an Angular Pipe to aid our view's ability to keep our track list in order. Angular's NgModule taught us we need to ensure any view-related declarations needed for any components are imported properly. This Angular design pattern helps maintain module isolation as standalone units of code that can be intermixed by importing modules into each other.

We also enhanced a fair share of our services to support some of the usability we desire with our components.

Finally, we were able to take a quick peek at what we were building. Even though it's not at all pretty at this point, we can see things coming together.

In Chapter 4, A prettier view with...