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  • Creating native Android packages and using them in NativeScript

    This post will go through the process of creating an Android jar library which will then be referenced from within a custom NativeScript plugin. 

    By
    Kiril Stanoev
  • NativeScript 1.2 release - live sync, push notifications, native plugins and more

    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!

    By
    Valio Stoychev
  • Welcome to Telerik UI for NativeScript

    Telerik UI for NativeScript is suite of native UI components that adds a lot of advanced features on top of the default UI components we are shipping in the NativeScript framework. Telerik as a company has a long history of delivering such UI components that range from Lists, Data Visualization, Data Input for various development platforms. For NativeScript the ambitious goal is to provide the same rich range of components that will make your app look professional and will enable you to stand-out from your competitors by providing the best UX and performance. It is important to note that this suite comes with professional support and 24 hour guaranteed response time and unlimited support tickets.

    By
    Deyan Ginev
  • Using npm Modules and NativeScript Plugins

    Between npm modules and NativeScript plugins, which are nothing more than npm modules with the ability to use native code and libraries, you have now have a large collection of modules and libraries that you can leverage in your NativeScript apps. In this article you'll see several examples of how to make this happen.

    By
    TJ VanToll
  • How to analyze the app package and native visual UI tree of a NativeScript application

    And what’s in there actually?

    Applications written with web means such as JavaScript and CSS are usually taken as web or hybrid. With NativeScript we enable these web means allowing you to write in your favorite language (JavaScript or TypeScript - the choice is yours) achieving great, fast-performing native apps. But, in the dawn of NativeScript and even now when it’s v1, we have been encountering non-believers who wonder “Are the NativeScript apps real native apps as they execute on the device? Or, they are hybrid after all :)”

    With this blog post I would like to reveal the truth for the non-believers by dissecting a NativeScript app at runtime and displaying what objects are actually created and executed on iOS and Android. Well, I can tell you from now - ​these objects are the native UI components of the respective platform. But if you still don’t believe me, read on.

    By
    Nikolay Diyanov
  • Demystifying NativeScript Layouts

    Learn about layouts in NativeScript and create great cross-platform UIs using a combination of XML markup and JavaScript.

    By
    Jen Looper
  • Summer of NativeScript—Join the Fun!

    Two weeks ago we kicked off the Summer of NativeScript, our program to get the development community excited about NativeScript, and adorned in some stylish NativeScript t-shirts.

    And excited you are. In the last two weeks we've seen well over a dozen meetups scheduled spanning seven countries and five continents. (I'm looking at you Asia and Antarctica).

    By
    TJ VanToll
  • Take your selfie with NativeScript and its cross-platform camera API

    The camera sensor finds its place in more and more scenarios today. It’s not really just about taking the popular selfies or photos with friends, but also about serious business scenarios.

    Today, I would like to introduce you to the cross-platform Camera API and demonstrate how you can effortlessly take photos with both Android and iOS devices using a single shared JavaScript code base.

    By
    Nikolay Diyanov
  • 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

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