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  • 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
  • Using CocoaPods is a piece of cake with NativeScript 1.3.0

    NativeScript 1.3.0 is already here packed and stacked with a bunch of improvements. One of these improvements is the ease of use of CocoaPods. For those of you who don’t know CocoaPods, ​it is the dependency manager for Swift and Objective-C project. It allows you to easily take an open source GitHub repo and add a reference to the library that it produces.

    With NativeScript 1.3.0, you can easily take a pod and use it for the iOS part of your NativeScript projects working only with the NativeScript CLI, without touching Xcode. What it more, a pod can be easily turned into a NativeScript npm plugin.

    By
    Nikolay Diyanov
  • More NativeScript Questions Answered

    You've got questions and we've got answers! In this blog post, we tackle some of the questions about NativeScript you've asked us over the past few weeks.

    By
    John Bristowe
  • Adding Analytics to Your NativeScript App

    Telerik Analytics allows you to get insight into:

    • environmental data of your users (hardware specifications, geolocation, OS version)
    • what features get used and how often
    • what values are used with some features
    • how long it takes for an operation to complete or for a user to do something
    • exceptions raised within your application
    Analytics Dashboard View

    In this article, we will use Telerik AppBuilder to create a NativeScript app and connect it with a Telerik Platform Analytics project.

    By
    Sebastian Witalec
  • Making a Today widget in iOS with NativeScript and UI for NativeScript

    Since iOS 8, Apple has made various aspects of the iOS available for 3rd-party developers to plug into. Those include plugging your own custom keyboard for your apps, or creating a widget for the iOS notification center.

    Today, we will go through the steps needed to create a Today widget in the iOS notification center, but since we will be using the NativeScript framework to do so, it will be all in JavaScript, rather than in Swift/Objective-C.

    001-Today-Widget-Simulator

    By
    Nikolay Diyanov
  • Summer of NativeScript—The Last Month

    Two months in and the Summer of NativeScript has reached nearly 50 meetups across 14 countries and 6 continents. If you haven't held a meetup don't despair—you can still be part of the fun. We're leaving the signup form open through September. If you sign up to hold up a meetup sometime this year, we'll still send you a NativeScript t-shirt and a pack of NativeScript stickers.

    By
    TJ VanToll

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