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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 7. Building the Multitrack Player

We've made it to the keystone of NativeScript development: Direct access to Objective-C/Swift APIs on iOS and Java APIs on Android via TypeScript.

This is, by far, one of the most unique aspects of NativeScript and opens up many opportunities to you as a mobile developer. In particular, our app is going to need to take advantage of rich native audio APIs on both iOS and Android to achieve its core competency of delivering a compelling multitrack recording/mixing experience to our users.

Understanding how to code against these APIs will be essential to unlocking your mobile app's full potential. Additionally, learning how to integrate existing NativeScript plugins, which may already provide consistent APIs on both iOS and Android, can help you reach your goals even faster. Leveraging the best performance each platform can deliver will be the focus of our journey in Part 3. 

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Integrating the Nativescript-audio...