Open Source NativeScript 4.0 for Mobile Apps Released
Among the new capabilities in NativeScript 4.0 are Vue.js code sharing and leveraging the Angular CLI (command-line interface). Speaking of the latter, Progress said "This enables developers to add native mobile projects to existing Angular and Web projects by reusing an existing code base. This also includes support for Angular Schematics, the workflow tool focused on ease of use and development, extensibility and reusability, atomicity and asynchronicity."
Progress said the NativeScript community now has more than 6,400 Slack users and more than 2,000 registered users of its forum.
Some new features of NativeScript 4.0 include:
- The ability to use any View as the root of an application, which was previously limited to a Frame. For example, developers can now use a TabView or RadSideDrawer as the application root.
- More Frame flexibility, with the capability to use more than one frame in an app.
- Modal view changes that let developers show almost anything as a modal dialog.
- An Enterprise Auth template to ease authentication with different single sign-on providers.
- The ability for NativeScript developers to now enable LiveSync with Webpack simultaneously.
- Asset generation improvements that provide the ability to generate icons and splash screens based on a single high-resolution image.
These features and more are detailed further in this blog post.
David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.