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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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