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Why NativeScript with Angular Makes the Ideal Solution for Mobile App Development?

Mobile App | October 11, 2020

While Angular remains as one of the most important and developer-friendly technology solutions for building mobile apps, Angular projects can further get a performance boost if you choose to use NativeScript open-source framework along with it. Using NativeScript with JavaScript frameworks like Angular developers can easily build mobile apps for multiple OS platforms, including iOS and Android.

The biggest value proposition of the framework is its capability to deliver a completely native user experience for mobile apps. The framework is considered to be ideal because it can utilise the native rendering engine of the iOS or Android platform. This is precisely the reason why any leading Angular development company prefers NativeScript instead of the Ionic hybrid approach of development.

Key NativeScript Value Propositions and Offerings

NativeScript framework comes well equipped for the developers and provides a JavaScript-based virtual machine, a runtime and a bridge module. While native app developers need to use separate languages like Java for Android and Objective-C or Swift for iOS, NativeScript can get these jobs done by using JavaScript. The JavaScript virtual machine intercepts and executes the JavaScript code and as and when this is completed the bridge module translates the calls to APIs specific to the OS platforms and the caller gets the result. This clearly shows how a common JavaScript framework can be used to make commands for both native platforms such as Android and iOS.

In contrast to the hybrid development approach, which basically builds a single app for multiple platforms, the native development approach using NativeScript along with a JavaScript framework can deliver native user experience specific to each platform. To be precise, NativeScript and Angular combinations stay ahead of the Ionic and Angular combination in respect of delivering sophisticated user experience. Though with ready to use components Ionic can be helpful for mobile app projects, NativeScript with Angular remains ideal for delivering highly native user experience specific to the mobile OS platforms.

What Exactly is NativeScript and Where is it Most Suitable?

NativeScript is basically an open-source and free cross-platform mobile app development framework which is widely used for building cross-platform mobile apps. This framework can command the native OS using JavaScript for rendering native UI elements and features. This ensures easier development of native user experience while maintaining cross-platform development approach.

Thanks to its native nature and capabilities to build native features NativeScript can be used for building practically any type of app. From highly platform optimised location and map apps to chat, messaging and social media apps to gaming apps to complex and profusely featured music and video streaming apps, NativeScript can be used for building any type of app.

The Key Benefits of NativeScript for Mobile App Development

The biggest advantage of using NativeScript is that it allows delivering native user experience for multiple platforms easily while keeping the cross platform development approach of using the same code base intact. Let us explain some of the key advantages of using NativeScript for mobile app development projects.

  • Native User Experience

NativeScript ensures delivering native and highly platform-specific user experience and performance while maintaining great UI attributes that look visually engaging and intuitive. It delivers native UIs without using WebViews. Moreover, the framework keeps the customisation options open for different device screens.

  • Reusability of The Codebase

NativeScript allows using a single codebase for developing and deploying mobile apps across multiple OS platforms. The framework comes loaded with an extensive range of native mobile app features for both iOS and Android platforms. The same reusable web based code can be used across multiple platforms by using Angular, React, Vue or other JavaScript frameworks.

  • Access Native APIs

NativeScript is tremendously extensible as it allows accessing native APIs of both iOS and Android platforms with ease. In addition to this, you can always use Android SDKs, CocoaPods and a whole host of different templates, plugins and sample applications to make your app UI and UX perfect.

  • Lower Learning Curve

For any mobile app developer, starting with NativeScript doesn’t take much longer. All that developers need is their web development skills along with a fair knowledge and expertise of using CSS, Native UI markup, and JavaScript.

  • Superb Global Support and Community

NativeScript is supported by NASDAQ: PRGS who have been behind too many successful software projects. The company also provides extended enterprise support for many projects.

  • Free and Open Source

NativeScript is completely an open-source framework and it comes with Apache 2 license. So, you don’t need to spend a single dime for using this framework.

Why is Using the Angular Strength in Parallel so Necessary?

As we have already said, you can use NativeScript coupled up with any other JavaScript frameworks in the market. So, why should you choose Angular for use in a project along with NativeScript? Well, there might be several reasons behind this. Let us explain some of the key reasons to use Angular along with NativeScript.

  • A Boost to Native Performance

Angular is already well known for delivering high performance apps with native user experience for multiple OS platforms. Now, by using Angular along with NativeScript, you can ensure uncompromising performance without really needing CSS or JavaScript expertise.

  • App Structure and Plumbing

Angular is the JavaScript framework which is known for easier plumbing and structuring apps for optimum maintainability of the mobile apps. In this respect some of the most relevant concepts that Angular offers include are data binding, dependency injections, routing, etc.

  • Reusing Skills and Code

Angular fits the company of the NativeScript as it allows the same ease and flexibility of reusing code and skills for multiple mobile platforms.

  • Big Angular Community

Angular having been in the mobile app development scene for close to a decade boasts of the largest developer community worldwide. So, whenever you face any problem or get stuck with any issues, the strong and extensive Angular community comes to your aid.


So, for cross platform development projects that want to ensure optimum native user experience, there is not a more formidable solution than bringing the collective strength of NativeScript and Angular. As cross platform development remains popular for the sake of cost advantages, these two together bring the ideal pack of solutions for most projects.

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