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  • Introducing the Summer of NativeScript

    Summer is a great time to get excited about building apps with NativeScript. Why this summer? Because if you run a NativeScript meetup in July, August, or September and let us know about it, we'll send you a NativeScript t-shirt and a pack of NativeScript stickers.

    By
    TJ VanToll
  • Use native iOS static libraries and JS modules from npm with latest 1.1 release

    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.

    By
    Valio Stoychev
  • NativeScript supports Android “M” preview

    If you follow closely the mobile space I’m sure you’ve heard the news coming from Google I/O conference. There is a new version of their popular mobile Android OS. With this preview version, codenamed “M”, they are shipping some really nice enhancements. You can download the latest SDKs here. In this sample app we are using the new fingerprits authentication APIs in NativeScript.

    By
    Lyubomir Blagoev
  • NativeScript app sample running on Android Wear

    One of the frequently asked questions is if it is possible to use your JavaScript skills with NativeScript and implement an app for wearable devices. The answer to this is Yes you can and in this blog post we will show you how to build an app that runs on the Android Wear devices. 

    By
    Lyubomir Blagoev
  • Calcu{N}ator - the NativeScript Calculator

    I’ve built a little calculator to mimic the calculator app that ships with iOS and thought I’d share the techniques I’ve used. Even though implementing a calculator is a pretty trivial task in itself, doing so is a good way to learn some concepts about a new technology. NativeScript is a fairly new technology that offers many extensibility points. By building a calculator in NativeScript you will learn these concepts and how these features work together.

    By
    Alexander Ziskind
  • HOW TO: Enable HealthKit in your NativeScript application

    HealthKit is framework that allows iOS apps that provide health and fitness services to share data. The user’s health information is stored in a centralized and secure location and every user decides which data should be available for your app. If your iOS app is designed to provide such services, the best way to do this is to use HealthKit.

    By
    Kamen Velikov
  • Using 3rd-party iOS Frameworks in your NativeScript Apps

    The NativeScript framework already provides a fairly comprehensive set of standard UI controls that you need to build an app. But what if you want to build an app with the NativeScript framework using a 3rd-party library? We’ve got you covered. With the NativeScript framework you can effortlessly take a native iOS or Android library and start using it with JavaScript. As an example, let’s look at how to build a simple Seismograph app with the NativeScript framework and Telerik Chart for iOS. Here’s what the final result looks like:

    sample-ios-seismograph-nativescript

    By
    Nikolay Diyanov
  • Add Floor Plans in Your NativeScript Application with OfficeRnD API

    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:

    • Use floorplans for indoor navigation.
    • Let your users locate conference or meeting rooms.
    • Displaying room availability and much more.

    By
    Valio Stoychev
  • Angular 2.0 Running in a native mobile app using NativeScript

    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.

    AngularJS loves NativeScript

    By
    Valio Stoychev
  • NativeScript 1.0.0 is now available

    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. 

    By
    Valio Stoychev

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