Native Script

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Native Script review by Nathanael A.
Nathanael A.
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"NativeScript: Fast native cross platform apps quickly"

What do you like best?

Out of the next generation cross platform platforms, NativeScript is unique in that it fully allows you access to the entire Native platform. So you have access to the full development libraries as if you were developing a native iOS or a native Android app from inside your code directly. If also has a cross platform Declarative UI which allows you to make your UI once and use it easily on all platforms supported.

You can easily design a cross platform application in way less time than you would if you were attempting to create two separate apps using ObjC/Switft and Android Java. This allows you to have one code base and quickly build out an application meeting the business requirements.

What do you dislike?

At the current point in time, multi-threading can be a problem. Some things are by design already multi-threading. But somethings won't be multi threaded until later in the year (2016).

Tooling could be better, but it has been steadily improving.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You do need to learn some command line tools right now if you want full control. But they are very simple to use and you will be much happier using everything on your own box rather than the cloud.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building a cross platform applications for clients. I can quickly prototype and app for the client, then rapidly iterate and get a app working exactly like the customer wants. Then from their I can make minor changes (if any) to make it work properly on all the platforms.

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Native Script review by Tomas V.
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"Product architect and developer for webapps and thin mobile clients"

What do you like best?

I love that I can use my "natural language" even in mobile development part of the day. Javascript and now even TypeScript is for me the most natural and fastest way to develop applications. I can even reuse some of my code, that I use on my server backend/frontend. Speed of development is amazing.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes is hard to find how to use something from e.g. android API if it's not implemented already in some module. But it's kind of easy to find proper documentation and just rewrite whole thing into javascript, so in most cases there is not much that I dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your business is building complex applications (mostly web based) with thin mobile client it's the right choice for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a application architect and developer I'm trying to simplify development process by unifying technologies that are used across different parts of application. With javascript on backend and frontend is now with nativescript really more straightforward to reuse lots of code even on mobile client. That's huge benefit for business because we don't need many developers for each platform. One specialist for each platform is going to be enough so cost of development are decreasing - and that's truly awesome for whole business.

What Mobile Development Frameworks solution do you use?

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Native Script review by Aleksey G.
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"It's finally easy to access native API from JavaScript and build beautiful apps"

What do you like best?

Whole framework is based on JavaScript family of tools and distributed via now standard NodeJS package management, which makes it easy to manger, distribute and discover modules. Easy access to native API opens up new horizons for writing modules.

What do you dislike?

The only thing that bothers me at the moment is the lack of a centralised resource for listing available modules and tracking updates. Hunting for modules on Github is the only source of them at the moment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are building mobile apps with rich UI and find it extremely easy to add platform-tailored features with easy native API access.

Native Script review by Ayush A.
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"Great product, just not ready yet."

What do you like best?

The ability to use any core API directly. Also the absence of web view makes things better performance wise.

What do you dislike?

It's difficult to get started. The core APIs do not cover a lot of ground. Also, the speed with which new functionality is being added to the core APIs is rather slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's great to give it a try, but you will find things missing in most cases in order to build a complete application.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We build mobile apps for our clients with a focus on faster time to market. It is of utmost importance to us to be able to use standard web technologies to get this done with as much performance as possible. NativeScript brings us (at least promises so) to that goal.

Native Script review by Juan Pablo A.
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"Great platform to build native applications using JavaScript or TypeScript"

What do you like best?

You get the speed of a native application but you develop it using JavaScript (or even better, TypeScript).

What do you dislike?

NativeScript is still quite new and sometimes lacks a bit of documentation which makes the learning curve a bit painful, but the community is growing fast and contributing a lot.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm creating mobile applications for the retail sector. Since I already know JavaScript, and since NativeScript is so simple, it is easy to start developing applications for both Android and iOS (and soon Windows).

Native Script review by Maurilio F.
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"Is Aewsome"

What do you like best?

NativeScript enables developers to build native apps for iOS and Android while sharing the application code across the platforms. When building the application UI, developers use our libraries, which abstract the differences between the native platforms.

What do you dislike?

Not editor designer in tools and web Browser, Not editor designer in tools and web Browser

Recommendations to others considering the product

Best tecnology for create native mobile apps

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

problem with send marketing panflet

Native Script review by Osei F.
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"NativeScript Review : The best thing since sliced bread"

What do you like best?

The simplicity of using native code within JavaScript also the performance gain nativescript brings to the table when developing hybrid apps. How its going hand in hand with npm makes it easy to use npm modules to extend your apps feature.

What do you dislike?

The lack of in-dept examples on each feature within the docs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being the only web/mobile dev at an engineering company whenever i develop a new web app i usually try to offer a mobile version and nativescript help's cut the time it would of taken to develop apps for android , ios & windows (coming soon) .

Native Script review by Steve M.
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"Best native framework for mobile development"

What do you like best?

No compiling required, direct native API access so 0-day support for OS upgrades.

What do you dislike?

CLI Setup can sometimes be a pain, no official support channel atm

Recommendations to others considering the product

Can't hurt to try it, better than ReactNative

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to take a mobile app to market much faster than using Java or ObjC\Swift directly. Changes are fed through the JS runtime and handled by the native OS, you get instant feedback on changes instead of needing to compile for every minor tweak.

Native Script review by Lucas A.
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"Despite My huge interest in the framework, i wasn't able to fully experiment it."

What do you like best?

The fact that you can use your knowledge in JavaScript to alavancate yor productivity in multiple mobile platforms.

What do you dislike?

The framework isn't very well adapted for the windows environment. I expect this problem to be resolved very soon.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it! Let's make it better!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My company, as a web development provider, has many opportunities to create apps for our web available systems.

Native Script review by User
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"Great Potential"

What do you like best?

Native UX and UI components, the performance (native). Open Source

The cross-platform UI abstractions are great and I really liked the whole .platform naming for files specific to a platform.

What do you dislike?

Lack of examples, few plugins, lack of a clearer documentation, slow for development (constant reload of the app), small community.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need something production ready I wouldn't recommend native script. But if you're willing to learn something new and check out some really interesting stuff, Native Script is for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Develop an app. Code once, run anywhere

Native Script review by Žilvinas M.
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"Quality of native script"

What do you like best?

I like simple nativectipt features. Which I can realise.

What do you dislike?

I dislike nativecript code it's not easy to run away from another programming language to anoher.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I think it's great to for business application, with I it easier to understand all process.

Native Script review by Thee M.
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"Looking forward to the better showcases"

What do you like best?

Concept of writing once run any platform.

What do you dislike?

No WOW showcase. React native have some awesome app e.g. Myntra which looks professional and working across platforms.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I want to write an app that is easy to maintain.

Native Script review by Diego T.
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"Mobile framework to development"

What do you like best?

To use javascript to development and native application on multiple platforms

What do you dislike?

Poor UI desing still compare to native SDK

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My company have a transport App for working online using mobile devices

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