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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 arrived at the end of this amazing journey down Route 66 and hope you feel as exhilarated as we do. This chapter has presented some interesting Angular concepts, including route configuration with lazy loaded modules to keep the app startup time fast; building a custom module loader using native file handling APIs; combining the flexibility of router-outlet with NativeScript's page-router-outlet; gaining control and understanding of Singleton services with lazy loaded modules; guarding routes dependent on authorized access; and working on late feature requirements to show off our wonderfully scalable app design.

This chapter rounds out the general usability flow of our app and, at this point, we are ready to venture into the core competency of our app: Audio Handling via iOS and Android's rich native APIs.

Before delving into the thick of things, in the next chapter we will take a brief moment to inspect NativeScript's various tns command-line arguments to run our app to lock...