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
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.
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 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.
The founding organization has impeccable experience in coming up with support software for developers. They also offer enterprise-level support for highly critical projects.
NativeScript is completely free and open-source with an Apache 2 license.
Why use Angular with NativeScript?
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
Enjoy Native Performance
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.