Why Angular NativeScript is Boon for App Development

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The NativeScript is in a collaborative relationship with Google’s Angular team to ensure that the integration between them delivers a seamless experience to the users. The good news is if you are already good at using Angular, you can do magic with native mobile apps using NativeScript. With the fantastic combination of NativScript and Angular, a single code base can be achieved, which is then used in web apps, native mobile apps with absolute flawless performance, smooth animations, complete access to the native platform APIs, etc.

How to combine Angular with NativeScript?

By only using the below command, you will be able to utilize NativeScript functionality in Angular. If you don’t have NativeScript already, we have shared a setup help link at the end of this article.

$ tns create my-angular-app –ng

The command line can be given at the end of the terminal to start a new project. It will create a project in NativeScript along with all the necessary Angular files, folders, and settings to launch. Angular projects can use TypeScript by default, but NativeScript is capable enough to integrate all of the TypeScript set up and configurations.

Advantages of Using NativeScript

Native Performance

The most significant advantage of NativeScript is that it offers hassle-free, easily accessible, native UI, and without any WebViews. Once you have defined, the NativeScript will automatically adapt to execute itself everywhere. Having said that, you can even customize the UI to specific device resolutions. This is why someone like SAP chose to go ahead with NativeScrpt.

Fully Extensible

It allows for complete access to iOS and Android APIs. NativeScript also has support in the form of free plugins, templates, and application samples in the marketplace. Not only this, you can easily reuse CocoaPods and Android SDKs.

Easy to Adapt

You can utilize your existing web skillset to develop native applications with JavaScript, CSS, and Native UI. 

Cross-Platform Application

You don’t have to create different codebases for iOS and Android. The same codebase can be used to deploy a native mobile app for both platforms. Also, you can use Angular or Vue to share the existing web-based code.

Strong Support

The founding organization has impeccable experience in coming up with support software for developers. They also offer enterprise-level support for highly critical projects.

Open Source

NativeScript is completely free and open-source with an Apache 2 license.

Why use Angular with NativeScript?

Robust Framework

Angular offers all the infrastructure necessary to build quality, highly stable NativeScript applications. You can repurpose the Angular concepts like data binding, dependency injection, services, and routing to develop native applications.  

Code and Skill Reuse

As mentioned earlier, you can use Angular and TypeScript to create apps for iOS and Android using NativeScript. You can reuse elements like JavaScript npm modules, as well as native iOS CocoaPod, Android Arsenal Libraries, in NativeScript.

Enjoy Native Performance

The NativeScript lets you create a complete, robust mobile application with Angular that hosts a genuine native UI and excellent performance. As a result, you get 60fps without getting into the details of CSS or JavaScript. It is true for Android as well.

Big Developer Community

You have access to the massive support of Angular developers. The community is already more than 1 million. You can find help related to training, reusable code that can be applied directly to NativeScript projects. This only makes NativeScript a straightforward choice for Angular developers in the context of native mobile apps. 

Few Tips To Get You Started

  • Always make sure you are using the -ng flag to access the skeleton code before beginning the new project.
  • Instead of using self-closing XML like <Label [text]=”binding” /> use a discrete closing tag – <Label [text]=”binding”></Label>
  • If you wish to add the NativeScript to an existing Angular “web” codebase, you must ensure that any explicit dependencies on the browser’s global window object in the code are removed. This is because a window doesn’t exist in NativeScript. 
  • In case you don’t know how to set up NativeScript, you can opt for a quick setup or for a full setup. The quick set up is an easy 4 step process which lets you quickly install NativeScript if you already don’t have Node.js. You can find the setup related help here.
Vipul Patel

Vipul Patel

Vipul is a passionate techie and loves to get involved in high pace projects which involves creating business optimized applications, business processes, and strategies to maximize business growth with a clear focus on expertise in SaaS domain. Vipul has more than 14 years of experience that cuts across various sections of web and mobile development, support, service, migration projects for Global Clients.

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About Vipul Patel

Vipul is a passionate techie and loves to get involved in high pace projects which involves creating business optimized applications, business processes, and strategies to maximize business growth with a clear focus on expertise in SaaS domain. Vipul has more than 14 years of experience that cuts across various sections of web and mobile development, support, service, migration projects for Global Clients.