CTO's Guide to NativeScript

Business units request more and more productivity enhancing mobile applications. The growing number of requests puts strain on development resource pools. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies inject a mixture of phone operating systems into the enterprise.

Hiring developers with experience in the blossoming technologies powering mobile applications is time consuming and expensive. Naturally, making the right technology choice for mobile application development can have a large impact on the organizational total cost of ownership. Read how CIM mobility selected and used NativeScript to solve these exact problems.

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NativeScript is the Right Choice for Multi-Platform Mobile Application Development.

Strong Backing

Telerik – a Progress Company (NASDAQ: PRGS), created NativeScript. Telerik has over a decade of experience creating, delivering and supporting developer tools and products. NativeScript is our newest product and we are committed to the same legendary service and support that made Telerik famous. In fact, for the second consecutive year, Telerik is in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms.

Clean Intellectual Property Licensing

NativeScript is open source. You can inspect, pull, fork and change the source of NativeScript whenever you like. The core of NativeScript is licensed under the very business friendly Apache 2.0 software license. You are free to use NativeScript in your projects and license your works in a way that makes sense for your organizational policies.

Paid Support Available

For organizations who prefer to retain professional support, Telerik has several solutions for you. You may engage Telerik support for NativeScript in many ways. For example, should you decide that you need tools and services to support NativeScript development, we offer a comprehensive mobile app development platform called Telerik Platform. Part of your subscription to the Telerik Platform is access to Telerik’s support engineers - an invaluable source for high quality, prompt, professional technical support. Read more about Telerik Platform at http://www.telerik.com/platform.

We also offer custom enterprise support packages that are tailored to your needs. Get the tools and support you need to guarantee your success like private Slack channels, 24/5 SLA and professional support from NativeScript engineers. More information is available on our NativeScript Enterprise Support page.

Advanced Tooling for Productivity and Developer Consistency

Our deep history in creating developer tools and products extends to NativeScript. We offer compelling solutions to commonly encountered enterprise problems for organizations willing to invest in Advanced Developer Tooling. For example, our Visual Studio integration helps your development team stay with their preferred coding environment. Our Cloud Build service enables iOS and Android builds in our cloud, removing the need to maintain local iOS and Android build machines. Our Data Connectors are a rapid way to access data stored in MSSQL, mySQL, Oracle, Salesforce and others. Our enterprise class support gives you the assurances you need to commit and deliver on time.

Easy to Learn

NativeScript is architected to be very approachable by developers from all backgrounds. New developers will appreciate the familiar syntaxes and concepts. Expert developers will appreciate how easy it is to interact with the Native subsystems of iOS and Android. Web developers can use Javascript to build NativeScript applications. Developers preferring Object Oriented programming can use TypeScript, a first class citizen in the NativeScript platform. Developers from both persuasions have the option of using Angular 2 for the application architecture.

100% Shared Code Across Device Platforms

NativeScript is designed to publish applications to both iOS and Android (Windows coming in 2016) from the same code base. This reduces development and testing cycles, and lowers deployed application development and maintenance costs.

Large Existing Libraries

Take advantage of the large number of free libraries on NPMJS.com to jumpstart development. NativeScript can use any javascript library that doesn’t depend on an internet browser. Additionally, we curate plugins and verify them through automated testing. You can find a list of verified plugins at plugins.telerik.com.

Blazing Fast Performance

Don’t want complaints about slow app performance? Make sure you use a pure native solution like NativeScript for blazing fast performance. NativeScript renders truly native applications. No hacks. No HTML. Only truly native applications will have truly native performance.

Quick developer onboarding

Even though NativeScript has a very short learning curve, you can count on Telerik to ensure the success of your departments with our extensive documentation, tailored support and comprehensive resources. New developers can come up to speed quickly. NativeScript leverages a developer’s existing web development skills making it simple to move developers between projects.

NativeScript closes the cross-platform gap between iOS and Android. Your staff can use the skills they already have to build truly native mobile applications. There is no longer a good reason not to build native mobile applications, and it’s never been this easy.

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