Today at 6pm we have a MeetUp on NativeScript at our Palo Alto Telerik office (169 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301), so here is a quick summary of what is NativeScript and a few links to get started.
What is NativeScript
The resulting applications are fully Native leveraging the native UX. The architecture of NativeScript also allows us to provide zero-day support for new features and allows applications to use platform specific functionality. Here are two examples: A Proof Of Concept of an app for tvOS, and an iOS Today Widget.
Further Readings and Links
- The main entry point to all documentation is NativeScript.org.
- Check our Roadmap. The latest release is 1.3 but 1.4 is around the corner.
- Check the excellent Getting Started Guide and our API and other Documentation.
- Code Samples are here; samples have a short summary, links to versions in the App Store where applicable, and links to the corresponding GitHub repos (e.g. the sample for the TelerikNEXT app).
- This summer we started an initiative to enable groups to run their own NativeScript MeetUps. Check out our Summer of NativeScript.
- The main Github Organization is Github.com/NativesScript. Repos in there include the runtime, the CLI, samples and other modules.
- The team has a group blog at NativeScript.org/blog. Recent articles show how to use the latest features from NativeScript 1.3 (like Animations), an overview of the content of that release, and how to run on tvOS.
- And our Twitter account is @NativeScript.
NativeScript continues to improve and evolve. The next release, 1.4, is due “very soon” (roadmap) and will include new UI components and Transpiler Support in NativeScript CLI, and we are beginning to work on the features for 1.5 in November.
Follow us at @NativeScript, and if you close to downtown Palo Alto this evening, come by to hear Mehfuz show you how to combine CloudBase and NativeScript, and for free food.