There has never been a better time to build a mobile phone app. There are so many great options:
- Native (Swift, Java, Kotlin)
- PWA (Progressive Web App)
- NativeScript and Angular.
NativeScript uses Angular to build native apps for Android and iOS. They are real apps. NativeScript is not a webview wrapper.
Zero to Phone in 5 minutes
Getting started couldn’t be easier. Follow these instructions and you will have a real native app running on your mobile phone in 5 minutes.
Whilst that is downloading head to the NativeScript playground. It works best on a desktop computer.
Press the Preview button, open the playground app and scan the QR code. Boom, you are running a native app on your phone.
Head back to the Playground website and delete the three labels underneath the comment: <!–Add your page content here–>
On the left, drag a Label from the Component Gallery and drop it underneath the comment: <!–Add your page content here–>
Change the text from “Label” to “Hello World” (here is the code). Press the Preview button and watch your phone update. You will see the changes straight away.
Next time I will show you how to download your code, compile it and deploy it to your device.