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  • Monetize your NativeScript apps with AdMob (part 1 - iOS)

    The whole world goes mobile, so are the software trends. But what’s the reason to create a mobile app after all? Well, surely, when things get serious, after the “it’s just for tests and fun” phase, it’s all about the money. You can create an app for the employees of your company or for the employees of somebody else (B2E, B2B). In this case your company benefits directly from the services you provide to its employees, or you take a commission for the app you create. But if your customers are the end-users (B2C) or if you create an app for a business customer (B2B) that will sell it to the masses, then you should surely be aware of the different app monetization methods where two of the main ones are in-app purchases and mobile ads. Today, we will talk about mobile ads and how you can enable them in your NativeScript application using the Google AdMob service and SDKs. This article will focus on iOS and in the next part we will cover the Android platform.

    By
    Nikolay Diyanov
  • Six major additions in NativeScript 1.5 release to skyrocket your developer experience

    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.

    By
    Valio Stoychev
  • 1.4 Release Webinar Recording

    If you weren’t able to join us for our 1.4 release webinar, the video is now available on YouTube. The webinar includes demos of the latest features of our 1.3 and 1.4 releases, including animations, UI for NativeScript updates, Angular 2.0 support, and a whole lot more.

    By
    TJ VanToll
  • Telerik UI for NativeScript Preview 2 is here: introducing RadListView

    A new component joins the Telerik UI for NativeScript party: welcome RadListView and its powerful set of features directly coming from the native Telerik UI for iOS and Telerik UI for Android counterparts.

    By
    Deyan Ginev
  • NativeScript 1.4 announcement

    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.

    By
    Valio Stoychev
  • Using NativeScript Animations

    Animations were the single most requested feature in our idea portal, so I think it's safe to say that animations landing in our 1.3 release was kind of a big deal. Now that animations are here, let's look at how to use NativeScript's new animation APIs, and how to create some practical effects you can add to your apps.

    By
    TJ VanToll
  • New! Hot! NativeScript!

    There is so much new content around NativeScript that we wanted to do a round-up of everything that's new and hot in the community. Take a look!

    By
    Jen Looper
  • Running the NativeScript Runtime for iOS on Apple TV

    Last week, amongst many new things, Apple announced an update to the Apple TV. It now runs on a new operating system named tvOS and includes an app store allowing third-party apps. These apps can be developed using many frameworks and concepts quite similar to iOS ones (Foundation, UIKit and CoreGraphics), but also some new APIs like TVServices.

    We were eager to find out if it was possible to run NativeScript on this new platform.

    By
    Jason Zhekov
  • NativeScript 1.3 release is live

    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.

    By
    Valio Stoychev
  • Lightning Fast Android Builds with Gradle

    NativeScript 1.3 introduces two significant improvements to your development workflow for targeting iOS and Android:

    1. Integration with CocoaPods for iOS development

    2. Switch to Gradle for developing {N} projects when targeting Android 

    In this blog post, I’ll be covering our switch to Gradle when targeting Android and how to update your development environment to support this change.

    By
    Todor Totev

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