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  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Deep-linking your NativeScript apps with iOS 9 User Activity and Core Spotlight APIs

    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.

  • Using Cross Platform Native SideDrawer component in NativeScript

    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.

  • Using NativeScript animation APIs

    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.

  • Coming soon...Verified Plugins Marketplace: Your Source for NativeScript Plugins

    With support for plugins your NativeScript apps can now leverage an entire ecosystem of native iOS and Android frameworks and SDKs.

  • Tracing NativeScript Applications

    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 1.2.2 service release is now live

    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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