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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.
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.
One of the biggest and greatest enhancements that arrived in iOS 9 (if not the biggest!) undisputedly is the deep-linking capabilities now open to the developers. Using the Spotlight search, your end-users can now search the contents of your app even if your app is not installed on their devices, granted that other users are already your app and browse the same content. Or, you can set some of the app contents to be private and available in the search only for the respective users.
Of course, these search APIs are available in NativeScript, and today we are going to implement a NativeScript app that provides deep-linking capabilities. Read on to learn how to do this.
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.
With support for plugins your NativeScript apps can now leverage an entire ecosystem of native iOS and Android frameworks and SDKs.
The trace module in NativeScript provides a powerful and flexible set of functions to help you discover what's happening under-the-covers with your application. It's like the Konami Code for debugging the issues you may have. In this blog post, we explore the trace module and its capabilities to help you build robust NativeScript apps.
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.
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