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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


It's refreshing and fun to finally put a face on our app; however, we are certainly not done styling. We will continue polishing views via CSS and introduce SASS soon to refine it even more in the upcoming chapters. However, this chapter has introduced you to various considerations you will want to be aware of while styling your App via CSS.

You've learned that common CSS properties are supported, and we have also looked at differences between how iOS and Android handle certain default characteristics. The ability to have platform-specific CSS overrides is a nice benefit and special power you will want to take advantage of in your cross-platform NativeScript apps. Understanding how to control the appearance of the status bar on both platforms is essential to achieving the desired look and feel of your app.

In the next chapter, we will take a break from styling and dive into routing and navigation via lazy loading to set the stage for rounding out the general usability flow of our app...