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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 5. Routing and Lazy Loading

Routing is essential to the solid usability flow of any app. Let's understand the key elements of routing configuration for a mobile app that takes advantage of all the flexibility Angular's router gives us.

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

  • Configuring the Angular Router with a NativeScript app
  • Lazy loading modules by route
  • Provide NSModuleFactoryLoader for Angular's NgModuleFactoryLoader
  • Understanding how to use router-outlet in conjunction with page-router-outlet
  • Learn how to share singleton services across multiple lazy loaded modules
  • Using auth guards to protect views that require valid authentication
  • Learn about NavigationButton to customize back mobile navigation
  • Take advantage of our flexible routing setup by introducing late feature requirements