Are you a hybrid app developer looking for a way to create truly native apps? Are you a native app developer wondering how to expand the scope of his apps to the other popular platforms? Or perhaps you are a web developer searching for a way to transfer your existing skills to the world of mobile development?
What is NativeScript?
- Write your application code once using the NativeScript modules and the NativeScript runtimes.
- Customize your app with platform-specific assets ( such as icons and splash screens).
- Build your app. When you build you app NativeScript runtime translates you the code which is non-platform specific, into the native language you are targeted to.
- Run your cross-platform native apps in the native emulators, on real devices.
It’s Open, It’s Easy, It’s Powerful
- NativeScript is free of charge as an open source project.
- It is available to anyone on Github.
- Cross-platform UI abstractions.
- Shared business logic and data models.
- Third-party native libraries.
You can find several good examples of open source applications built with NativeScript in GitHub. Open github.com/nativescript and search for repositories named after the following pattern “sample-NAME”. You may find some app examples from the app store too.
Android: Telerik NativeScript
iOS app: NativeScript By Telerik Corp
The best resource for NativeScript is its official site for sure. You may find a guide with videos to get started. If you are interested and you got an app (made using NativeScript) to show others, you may submit the app details to the official site.