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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 9. Empowering Your Views

The combination of Angular and NativeScript is fun to develop with and powerful beyond measure for mobile development. Whether you need to provide services to engage with a mobile device's hardware capabilities, such as audio recording or enrich your app's usability with engaging views, NativeScript for Angular provides exciting opportunities.

Let's continue with several concepts we developed in the preceding chapter to provide an alternate rich view of our tracks while reusing everything we've covered so far, in addition to a few new tips/tricks.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Using multiple item row templates with ListView and templateSelector
  • Handling row template changes with ListView and when/how to refresh them
  • Using ngModel data binding via NativeScriptFormsModule
  • Leveraging a shared singleton service for sharing state across multiple modules
  • Serializing data before storing and hydrating upon retrieval from a persisted state
  • Leveraging...