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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


This chapter has introduced a wealth of powerful concepts and techniques on how to work with native APIs on iOS and Android. Knowing how to work with open source native libraries is fundamental to getting the most out of your app development and achieving the feature set you are after. Direct access to these APIs right from TypeScript gives you the luxury of never leaving your preferred development environment, as well as engaging with the languages you love in a fun and accessible way.

Additionally, learning solid practices around how/when to create custom NativeScript views and interworking them throughout your Angular app are among the key elements to leverage the most of this tech stack.

In the next chapter, we will provide some extra goodies by empowering our track list view with more bells and whistles, leveraging some of what you've learned here.