NativeScript and Angular = native apps for Android and iOS

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)
  • PhoneGap/Cordova
  • 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.

The first thing to do is head over to the app store and download the NativeScript Playground App (AndroidApple).

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.

What’s next?

Next time I will show you how to download your code, compile it and deploy it to your device.

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