1.5 is a special release for NativeScript as it marks a major milestone - providing NativeScript developers with the tools to make them a lot more productive. There are several major and important features added in this release that will skyrocket your developer experience.
NativeScript 1.4 is here. Please read the upgrade instructions.
What sets this release apart from the previous ones is that it reflects more than ever the way we think about the product. Once we deliver a certain set of functionality, we focus on perfecting the existing framework. You will not see new features baked into the latest version. Instead we polished many functionalities in response to users feedback. This is the result of working with a lot of developers and helping them deliver apps to their clients. Listening and responding to real developer feedback was always a core value for Telerik as a company and I’m sure you will be happy to work with this latest version of NativeScript. NativeScript is now more stable, more polished and battle tested framework. You can use NativeScript 1.4 in your production environment for building applications.
NativeScript 1.3 is now officially available for download! If you have an app using 1.2 or an older version please read the upgrade instructions.
With this release we added more stability, more speed and several major features to NativeScript. NativeScript framework is now more mature and we are sure that NativeScript is your best bet for your mobile strategy. To be inline with the latest announcements from Apple,we do also support tvOS, and we would like to thank the Apple team for including all the tech we needed as a part of tvOS! A blog post is coming next week on the #tvOS topic.
Yes - the meme above sums it all. You asked a lot about a cross-platform native SideDrawer component and I’m happy that we just delivered it with the massive 1,2 release several weeks ago.
In this blog post I will share a simple example, created by one of the senior developers in the team Alex, which was inspired by an animated GIF in a tweet:
So we decided to dogfood our own animations and to see how easy it will be implement this in NativeScript in a cross-platform way. It turned out to be quite easy - just a few lines of code.
NativeScript latest bits are now live and you can enjoy several bug fixes in the tooling and in the iOS and Android runtimes.
We were also able to put one new features - this is the support of iOS Sumulators as part of our LiveSync feature. With the 1.2 release you were only able to see immediate changes on a real iOS device, now you will be able to see your latest changes whe working with the simulators.
It’s been an exciting release cycle for the NativeScript team. We just published our first official release in May and since then there has been an insane amount of community activity. There are now more than 4k stars on Github, over 300 issues, 260+ forum threads, and more than 20 plugins have been created by the community. Did I mentioned the new G+ NativeScript group? We are already working with the first companies to prepare their apps on the app stores. If you are working on an app - please let us know - we are eager to see what you are building!
NativeScript 1.1 bits are live and you can start using them immediately! If you are updating from 1.0 - please read the update instructions. With this release we delivered three new fundamental featurenpms for the NativeScript framework - support for npmmodules, support for native iOS libraries and the initial version of NativeScript plugins. We also delivered a number of enhancements and bug fixes to the core framework - NativeScript is now more stable and faster.
This is a guest blog post by Miroslav Nedyalkov (@miro_nedyalkov) from our London-based partner Officernd (@officernd).
Data visualization is key component of every modern mobile app. Floorplans are no exception. With good floorplanning platform you could easily make your app stand out. For example you may:
The new abstractions in Angular2.0 allows the NativeScript team to start working on a compatibility layer which will allow developers who want to use AngularJS to simply drop it to their NativeScript apps and start using what they already know.
It is only two months after we released the first public version of NativeScript, but we got tons of positive feedback already on the work we have done so far. We got 3000 stars on GitHub, more than 1500 followers on twitter (@NativeScript) and our public NativeScript forum is quite popular these days. This help us a lot to validate that we are on the right track and we are working hard to meet the expectations. I hope that with each release you will feel more and more confident that NativeScript is the best choice for cross-platform mobile app development.
Sitefinity CMS is a powerful user-friendly .NET CMS product from Telerik. The great thing about Sitefinity is that it’s meticulously designed to not feel like a .NET CMS (You know the feel I mean…). Moreover you get to choose to develop using Pure Clean MVC, old school ASP.Net WebForms, or a patented hybrid of the two methods.
The last NativeScript webinar had a record-setting number of attendees. As such, we also had a record-setting 1000+ questions asked during the webinar!! Now, as you can guess we could not answer 1000+ questions in a couple of minutes at the end of the webinar.
So, we read all 1000+ questions post-webinar and select a handful of them to be answer in this blog post. After reading the questions, I believe many of them will be beneficial to the entire NativeScript community and not just the individual that posted the question during the live webinar.
Saving user settings a device’s local storage is a common requirement for mobile applications. Because of that, we made the creation of a settings page with NativeScript straightforward. In this blog post you’ll learn how to build a settings page using the latest bits of NativeScript—XML declaration, data-binding, and CSS styling.
We know how important it is for a new framework to have samples, so you will be able to find several good examples of open source applications built with NativeScript in our Github organization. Open http://github.com/nativescript and search for repositories named after the following pattern "sample-SAMPLE_NAME". All the samples are licensed under the BSD license.
This is the first article from a series of articles we are planning to release as we progress with the application implementation. The full source code of the application is here: http://github.com/nativescript/sample-Tasks.
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