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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 17.6K GitHub stars and 1.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to NativeScript's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses NativeScript?

17 companies reportedly use NativeScript in their tech stacks, including MMG - For Consideration, workbox, and Zege Technologies.

252 developers on StackShare have stated that they use NativeScript.

NativeScript Integrations

GameAnalytics, iOS, LokiJS, JScrambler, and Android OS are some of the popular tools that integrate with NativeScript. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with NativeScript.

Why developers like NativeScript?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use NativeScript
NativeScript Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose NativeScript in their tech stack.


I have always been looking to develop mobile applications, but it has been a challenge to me to learn Native Android and IOS programming. Considering my background as web developer, NativeScript came to my rescue as I was able to utilize my existing web developer skills to develop native mobile applications.

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leonardo silveira
leonardo silveira
Software Engineer at Casa Magalhães · | 2 upvotes · 22.8K views
Apache Cordova
Apache Cordova

So, i am preparing to adopt NativeScript.

For years my hybrid projects used Apache Cordova.

"Let's avoid to maintain two teams and double the deliver velocity".

It was good for a few years, we had those september issues, (i.e. apple broke some backward compatibility) , but for the last years, things seems to be losing the grip faster.

Last breaking changes, for instance, seems to have a workaround, however that growing feeling that simple things can not rely on so fragile webviews keeps growing faster and faster.

I've tested nativescript not only on it's "helloworld", but also on how do they respond on issues.

I got tweed support. I opened an github issue and got answers on less than 10 hours (yes i did it on another timezone and very close to a weekend). I saw the faulty docs get corrected in two days.

The bad news is i only can adopt nativescript on newer projects, since there is no budget to revamp the current solutions.

The good news is i can keep coding on Vue.js , without vou router, but that's ok. I've already exchanged vanilla html for real native app with background magic enabled, the router can be easily reproduced.

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Mohammad Opada Al-Bosh
Mohammad Opada Al-Bosh
Founder at TicNat · | 1 upvotes · 786 views

I use NativeScript because it's a fast powerful easy framework to build a mobile app. You code once and build multiple platforms.

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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.
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’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.
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.
Apache Cordova
Apache Cordova is a set of device APIs that allow a mobile app developer to access native device function such as the camera or accelerometer from JavaScript. Combined with a UI framework such as jQuery Mobile or Dojo Mobile or Sencha Touch, this allows a smartphone app to be developed with just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
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NativeScript's Followers
399 developers follow NativeScript to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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