Releases & Roadmap

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In development
  • Ahead-of-time CSS parsing
  • Android Gradle build improvements
  • Android Studio support for NativeScript projects
  • Nested page navigation (NativeScript core only)
  • Chrome DevTools Debugger for iOS
  • Marketplace improvements – plugins self-verification tool, app templates, authors page
  • Playground improvements – add files to workspace, step-by-step tutorial, more UI components
  • Sample apps


  • Chrome DevTools Elements for iOS
  • Webpack and CSS Improvements
  • 14 new verified marketplace plugins
  • NativeScript Pro UI fixes
  • Upgrade to V8 6.0 for Android
  • Android Oreo support


  • Support for xCode 9 and iOS 11
  • Web Workers and WebPack integrity
  • Improved installation scripts
  • Greatly improved backward navigation
  • New Blur and Focus events
  • Performance improvement with a new experimental GC mode for Android


  • Further performance optimizations
    • Recycle native UI widgets to a pool of reusable instances
    • Do not destroy UI elements for pages in the backstack upon forward navigation (greatly improves backward navigation)
  • Deep profiling and analysis in the Angular integration layer
  • Local (on client machine) snapshot builds for Android - expected significant loading time boost
  • Chrome DevTools Elements Tab enablement
  • 30% dedicated time to reduce CLI and cross-platform modules issues


  • Major improvements in the cross-platform JavaScript layer
    • Improved runtime performance and loading time (depending on App's UI)
    • Greatly simplified extensibility model for custom UI plugins
  • Graphical installer for Windows
  • Local (on client machine) snapshot builds for Android - expected loading time boost
  • Page Agent and Network tab in Chrome DevTools
  • Introducing RC releases


  • WebPack 2.0 support
  • Lazy loading in Angular
  • Ahead of time compilation (AoT) in Angular
  • Minification support via Uglify.js through WebPack
  • Integration with Chrome DevTools debugger
  • Debug and LiveSync+watch support for VS Code extension.


  • Enable using NativeScript with existing native applications
  • More App Starter templates
  • FlexBox layout
  • MultiThreading support
  • Angular 2.2 supoprt
  • Default Theme




  • Angular 2.0 SDK release
  • New UX theme for default apps
  • App Starter templates
  • Faster Hot Reload
  • Android performance improvements
  • Threading support


  • Angular 2.0 SDK release
  • Code Encryption and Security
  • Faster Hot Reload
  • Android performance improvements
  • Localization and i18n

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