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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

Taking command…

The first command we will cover is the one you will use every time you

start your app. To make things simpler, I will use <platform> to mean iOS, Android, or--when it is finally supported--Windows

tns run <platform>

The tns run <platform> command will automatically build your app and sync it up to the devices and emulators. It will do all the heavy-lifting to try and make your app be in a running state on the device, and then it will launch the app. This command has changed over the years and has now become a fairly smart command that will automatically make certain choices to simplify your development life. One of the cool features of this command is that it will sync your application to all running and connected devices. If you have five different devices hooked up, all five of them will receive the changes. This only works per each platform, but you can run tns run ios in one and tns run android in another command window, and then any changes will automatically...