NativeScript Allows Developers To Use JavaScript To Build Native Windows Phone Apps

NativeScript is an open source framework enabling developers to use JavaScript to build native mobile apps running on all major mobile platforms, including Apple iOS, Google Android and, Windows. The NativeScript framework is designed to be very familiar to developers comfortable with web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript, minimizing the learning curve for web developers interested in building native mobile apps. It also uses an innovative method to expose 100 percent of underlying native device APIs to NativeScript developers, including immediate support for new APIs in latest versions of the OS.

Developed by Telerik, a Progress company, and available under the Apache v2 open source license at NativeScript.org, the NativeScript framework enables developers to write JavaScript that can directly access native APIs. This means NativeScript apps have native performance and full API access, identical to apps created with native platform languages. With the NativeScript framework, developers can write just one app that works on every platform. As a result, developers save considerable development effort and don’t need to learn Objective C, Java and C# or have past experience with any native platform to use it. They can leverage their existing JavaScript skills to develop mobile apps. NativeScript support is also built in to Telerik AppBuilder, part of the Telerik end-to-end mobile application development platform, offering developers premium, no-setup tooling for building NativeScript apps.

To get started, you need JavaScript or TypeScript knowledge to implement your business logic, XML and CSS knowledge to design your UI and an idea for a mobile app. You do not need Java or Objective-C knowledge.

Learn more about it here.

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