Roadmap & Release Notes

It is always interesting to be part of the product feature prioritization process. We believe that an open source framework, like NativeScript, is best developed by the help from the community. To influence our roadmap and be part of the discussions please visit our GitHub issues and use our voting system.


Streamline Getting Started Experience

  • Flawless installation experience
  • Code samples and templates
  • Documentation improvements

One code base, two apps

  • Official process and tooling to support code sharing between web and mobile projects
  • Seamless integration with Angular CLI

Improve Development Experience 

  • Faster and hassle-free coding experience
  • Better unit & functional testing support
  • End-to-end development for iOS on Windows and Linux
  • Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code extensions with support for cloud builds
  • Initial support for Vue.js

Ease Business Apps Development

  • Extend existing native iOS and Android apps with NativeScript code
  • Great UX by default – rich theming, animations, library of pre-built app templates
  • Cloud infrastructure hardening
  • Support for common Node.js APIs and libraries

and beyond

Reach, Reusability and Rapid App Development

While priorities can change, next year we expect to continue to expand the platforms that can be targeted with the NativeScript workflow and shared code base, including continued refinement of the web and mobile model introduced in 2018. We also want to make it possible reuse an even larger portion of existing JavaScript and Node.js libraries, adding compatibility layers for additional Node.js and Web APIs. And we’ll reduce the time it takes to build and deploy NativeScript apps with increased visual tooling and an expanded library of pre-built app templates. We want to keep making NativeScript awesome for the Angular and Vue.js ecosystems.

  • Enhance support for Vue.js
  • Increase support for Node.js APIs and libraries
  • Visual tooling to accelerate view creation and styling
  • Improved tools for profiling and optimizing app performance
  • Improve support for Android Auto and iOS CarPlay
  • Extend NativeScript support to desktop apps (via Electron)
  • Expanded library of pre-built app templates
  • Improve support for “over-the-air” updates to deployed apps

Voice, Vision and Beyond

Looking three years out, we expect AR to play an increasingly important role in apps, perhaps even on new categories of consumer wearables. NativeScript will work to make these new UX patterns and devices easy to target with the same code sharing and cross-platform benefits that target iOS and Android today. We will also research options for pre-compiling NativeScript apps to unlock additional performance gains and make NativeScript further indistinguishable from platform-specific native apps. But who knows? Three years is an eternity in software, especially on mobile. NativeScript is committed first and foremost to remaining the most productive platform for JavaScript developers that want to deliver unparalleled native experiences on the world’s most popular app platforms.

  • Provide building blocks for professional AR/VR apps
  • Improve support for evolving UX patterns, including voice and chat
  • Support emerging AR wearables
  • Enabled pre-compiled app packages (JavaScript to LLVM)


To get a more detailed view of the work we are doing please visit our GitHub issues pages. Please feel free to comment and suggest new features.

  • Performance improvements in Android - improve startup time
  • Support for resolution-specific Images 
  • [#158] Implement SegmentedBar control
  • ListPicker, TimePicker and DatePicker cross-platform UI controls
  • [#154] Support for resolution-specific layouts
  • Integration with Telerik Platform Services - developers will be able to leverage all features of Telerik Platform, including:
    • In-app client components and building blocks:
      • Telerik Native UI controls
      • Data visualization components
      • Offline data storage and sync
      • In-app feedback
      • Analytics
      • User authentication
      • Crash reports
    • Cloud Backend Services:
      • Integration with existing databases
      • Cloud Data Storage
      • Cloud File Storage
      • User Authentication
      • Push Notifications
      • Email distribution
    • Internal App Store distribution
    • Application prototyping

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