By Nathanael J. Anderson

Explore the potential of construction actually local, cross-platform cellular purposes utilizing your JavaScript skill―NativeScript!

About This Book

  • Save your advertising time via development for iOS, Android, and home windows cellular systems simultaneously
  • Be an ace at using the positive aspects of NativeScript and its skill to speak with all the host gadget libraries natively
  • Proficiently, construct your absolutely cross-platform verbal exchange program displaying the basics of NativeScript

Who This ebook Is For

If you're a JavaScript developer and need to construct cross-platform functions, then this booklet is simply the proper one for you!

What you'll Learn

  • Install and collect your software in NativeScript
  • Get very important knowledge at the NativeScript undertaking structure
  • Develop and magnificence your displays for a number of platforms
  • Create a full-featured cross-platform conversation application
  • Import and use numerous third-party components
  • Simplify and care for equipment answer and cross-platform issues
  • Test and set up your application

In Detail

NativeScript enables you to construct a quick cross-platform software that has a local UI. NativeScript is a real cross-platform framework that generates local velocity functions utilizing the local elements of the host platform, all utilizing JavaScript. even supposing NativeScript enables you to construct your software in JavaScript, you have got complete entry to the host OS out of your code, permitting you to simply tweak or use new platform good points immediately at local code speeds.

Whether you've gotten already constructed a number of purposes or 0 functions, this publication may also help you to strengthen your subsequent software in a cross-platform framework fast, saving you an incredible period of time and money.

This ebook concisely indicates you NativeScript's integrated framework so one can quickly enhance a fully-working compiled cross-platform software in precisely a number of chapters. It begins via laying the root of NativeScript and dealing during the basics to create a simple shell of the applying. relocating on, you will see the right way to construct a full-fledged software step-by-step. we are going to aid you use plugins, and the way to speak with the local OS libraries simply that you can customise your software as though your app was once created in Java or aim C. We then care for the problems that come up from being pass platform and atone for different monitor sizes, monitor resolutions, and equipment talents. eventually, we growth to checking out and deploying your app.

Style and process

A stepwise advisor for development cross-platform cellular purposes with the aid of easy-to-understand examples.

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The two Android folders in which you will need to look for any offending resource files are Platforms | Android | build | intermediates| res | merged | debug | and Platforms | android | build | intermediates | res | merged | release. Before compiling and running your application again, verify in your main app | App_Resources folder that it doesn't have the same duplicate name issue. Compiled Android application location The last and most important reason to enter the Platforms | Android folder is to get a copy of your compiled debug or release Android application APKs for distribution.

Xml file in your App/App_Resources folder. Then, you can maintain pretty much everything from inside your App folder. But, as it stands right now, any changes to the manifest file must be done to the version inside the Platforms/Android/src/main folder if you actually want them to work. xml file to verify that it didn't add any duplicate permissions. The nativescript command does not currently have any checks in place to verify that permissions are not duplicated. If you have any duplicate permissions, then the next time you compile or run your application, it may fail to start.

A couple of popular hooks are the TypeScript and Protect hooks. The TypeScript hook automatically compiles any TypeScript code into JavaScript before the application is built. This eliminates you having to manually do this step, and makes TypeScript a first-class citizen in the NativeScript ecosystem. The Protect hook minimizes and encrypts all your JavaScript code before the application is built; this gives you some piece of mind that your app won't just be literally copied. [ 18 ] Chapter 2 The node_modules folder This folder is used to store the NativeScript common core library module and any installed plugins.

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