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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 are now fully immersed in the rich world of NativeScript, having introduced plugin integration as well as direct access to native APIs on iOS and Android. To top it off, we have a really neat multitrack player with full playback control, including shuttling through the mix!

The exciting combination of Angular, including its RxJS observable underpinnings, is really starting to shine through, where we've been able to take advantage of view bindings where needed and react to service event streams with powerful observable compositions, all while still retaining the ability to manually control our UI with fine grain control. Whether our view needs an Angular directive to enrich its capabilities or manual touch gesture control via raw NativeScript capabilities, we have it all at our fingertips now. 

The fact that all along we are building a fully native iOS and Android app is truly mind blowing.

In the next chapter, we will continue to dig further into native APIs and plugins as we bring...