via NativeScript/NativeScript · GitHub.
What is NativeScript
Because of the features listed above you get some important functionality right out of the box. The first is that NativeScript applications support the same accessibility models as native apps. This is important for anyone creating apps that need to meet certain accessibility standards before going live. This is also very useful when you start implementing functional or unit tests for your app. Several existing cross-platform tools like Appium already work directly with NativeScript and provide accessibility automation.
The second major feature you get out of the box is 0-day support for new native platforms. Because NativeScript exposes unmodified native APIs and UI components, you can use the latest native APIs and new UI components when Apple, Google or Microsoft updates their mobile platforms.
So let’s summarize what NativeScript enables you as of today:
- Build 100% native cross-platform apps, with a declarative UI, and the ability to implement platform-specific UIs.
- Share 100% of your code or use platform-specific APIs, depending on the app you’re building.
- Use standards-based CSS syntax for styling.
- Use rich data binding and existing UI patterns to easily build complex user interfaces.
- Reuse any native library available in Objective-C, Java or .NET.
- Reuse the QA tools for accessibility automation to write tests.
- Use the latest native platform features to create an amazing native user experience.
- Code in any IDE of your choice to implement your applications’ code using the NativeScript CLI.
- Use the Telerik Platform, AppBuilder and the full Visual Studio integration to get a rich development experience. Paid support is also available.
We hope this gives you a good idea about what you can expect from NativeScript.
To learn more about NativeScript, you can check the following resources: