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?
27 companies reportedly use NativeScript in their tech stacks, including FinTech Consortium, Beachy, and radrat.
444 developers on StackShare have stated that they use NativeScript.
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
Access to the entire native api
Support for native ios and android libraries
Angular 2.0 support
Native ux and performance
Backed up by google and telerik
Cross-platform declarative ui and code
Fully open source under apache 2.0 license
Powerful data visualization with native UI
VS Code integration
Cloud builds as part of Telerik PLatform
No need for Mac to build iOS apps in Telerik Platform
Extended CLI support
Truly Object-Oriented with Typescript
Easiest of all other frameworks
Backed by google
0 day support for new OS updates
Publishing modules to NPM
Access to entire native api
Powerfull mobile services as part of Telerik Platform
Native ui with angular
Easy to learn
Vue.js support out of the box
It works with Angular
Easy to use, support for almost all npm packages
Very small app size
Write once, use anywhere
Compile to Apple/Google Stores via CloudCompiler
HMR via webpack
Code reuse with your website
Has CSS ;-)
- 100% Access to Native Platform API
- NativeScript is free of charge as an open source project
- Cross-platform UI abstractions
- Shared business logic and data models
NativeScript Alternatives & Comparisons
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