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What is NativeScript?

NativeScript enables developers to build native apps for iOS, Android and Windows Universal while sharing the application code across the platforms. When building the application UI, developers use our libraries, which abstract the differences between the native platforms.
NativeScript is a tool in the Cross-Platform Mobile Development category of a tech stack.
NativeScript is an open source tool with 19.8K GitHub stars and 1.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to NativeScript's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses NativeScript?

Companies
27 companies reportedly use NativeScript in their tech stacks, including FinTech Consortium, Beachy, and radrat.

Developers
444 developers on StackShare have stated that they use NativeScript.

NativeScript Integrations

iOS, Android OS, Tipe, LokiJS, and JScrambler are some of the popular tools that integrate with NativeScript. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with NativeScript.
Pros of NativeScript
73
Access to the entire native api
46
Support for native ios and android libraries
45
Support for javascript libraries
45
Angular 2.0 support
43
Native ux and performance
36
Typescript support
34
Backed up by google and telerik
29
Css support
26
Cross-platform declarative ui and code
24
Fully open source under apache 2.0 license
11
Vuejs support
8
60fps performance
5
Powerful data visualization with native UI
5
VS Code integration
4
Cloud builds as part of Telerik PLatform
4
Angular, typescript and javascript support
4
No need for Mac to build iOS apps in Telerik Platform
4
Extended CLI support
3
On-device debugging
3
Extensibility
3
Truly Object-Oriented with Typescript
3
Easiest of all other frameworks
3
Backed by google
3
0 day support for new OS updates
3
Publishing modules to NPM
2
Access to entire native api
2
VueJS support
2
Svelte support
2
Powerfull mobile services as part of Telerik Platform
2
Live reload
2
Native ui with angular
2
Easy to learn
2
Vue.js support out of the box
2
Vue support
1
It works with Angular
1
Easy to use, support for almost all npm packages
1
Very small app size
1
Write once, use anywhere
1
Compile to Apple/Google Stores via CloudCompiler
1
HMR via webpack
1
Code reuse with your website
1
Rich ecosystem
1
Has CSS ;-)
1
Playground
1
Hot Reload

NativeScript's Features

  • 100% Access to Native Platform API
  • NativeScript is free of charge as an open source project
  • Code with JavaScript. Style with CSS
  • Cross-platform UI abstractions
  • Shared business logic and data models

NativeScript Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to NativeScript?
React Native
React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
Ionic
Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain JavaScript.
Xamarin
Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
React
Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
Vue Native
Vue Native is a mobile framework to build truly native mobile app using Vue.js. Its is designed to connect React Native and Vue.js. Vue Native is a wrapper around React Native APIs, which allows you to use Vue.js and compose rich mobile User Interface.
See all alternatives

NativeScript's Followers
917 developers follow NativeScript to keep up with related blogs and decisions.