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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

Implementing our multitrack player via the nativescript-audio plugin

Luckily, the NativeScript community has published a plugin that provides us with a consistent API to use across both iOS and Android to get going with an audio player. Feel free to browse http://plugins.nativescript.orgthe official source for NativeScript plugins, before implementing features, in order to determine if an existing plugin may work for your project.

In this case, the nativescript-audio plugin found at audio contains what we need to start integrating the player portion of our app's features, and it works on both iOS and Android. It even provides a recorder we may be able to use. Let's start by installing it:

npm install nativescript-audio --save

The NativeScript framework allows you to integrate with any npm module, opening up a dizzying array of integration possibilities, including NativeScript specific plugins. In fact, if you ever run into a situation where...