NativeScript empowers you to access native platform APIs from JavaScript directly. Angular, Capacitor, Ionic, React, Svelte, Vue and you name it compatible. (by NativeScript)

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Reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of NativeScript. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-22.
  • JavaScript: A Wonderful Language for a Beginner | 2021-08-22
    Writing JavaScript for the server-side is possible, also writing JavaScript for mobile applications and desktop applications is also possible. Apache Cordova is a free mobile application development framework that allows you to develop an application in HTML/JavaScript and then it wraps it into a native container that can access the device functions of several platforms and hence enables the web app to work on mobile devices. Electron is a free and open-source framework for creating native desktop applications with web technologies. It allows building cross-platform desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. There are other examples of such development frameworks that exist like Ionic and NativeScript.
  • NativeScript vs. React Native | 2021-08-18
    NativeScript's vision is to “Liberate your development by using platform APIs directly without leaving your [love] of JavaScript.” Think of NativeScript as the go-to tool when building cross-platform mobile apps with JavaScript in a framework-agnostic team. | 2021-08-18
    When it comes to contributors, React Native handily wins with over 2,200 contributors on GitHub while NativeScript has 208 contributors. And, NativeScript is used by over 3.5k developers while React Native is used by just under 720k developers on GitHub.
  • What are some modern languages I should learn for mobile dev?
    JavaScript ─> NativeScript Is what feels the most appealing to me.
  • My Dev Journey: Week 12 | 2021-07-25
    As mentioned before the NativeScript Playground has been great to get to grips with so far. Their docs have also been a great resource too.
  • What framework for native mobile apps with Angular ? | 2021-06-24
  • The Plan for React 18
  • Coinbase’s successful transition to React Native | 2021-05-14
    None of those! The real answer is Nativescript --

    It doesn't get the buzz, and the ecosystem is somewhat old (it's surprisingly common to run into a repo that hasn't been touched in a year) but it's the superior platform to React Native and you get none of the capriciousness of the React ecosystem (if anything the Nativescript community might need a jolt). Nativescript is incredibly productive and you can bring along frameworks that do their best to move the work to compile time (like Svelte).

    I think the best options form a spectrum like this:

    (PWA)-------(NativeScript/React Native)------(Flutter)------(Kotlin/Alternative iOS environments)--------(Objective-C/Swifth/Java "fully native")

  • Web vs native - make the right choice in 2021 | 2021-04-17
    React Native / NativeScript - for building native mobile apps with web technologies (deeper native bindings, without the use of WebView)
  • How to use service workers in javascript | 2021-04-15
    You should not mistake PWAs with desktop or native applications built with Electron.js or Nativescript though - they do only run on the browser's context and have no access to device specific APIs.
  • Flutter reached 115k stars on GitHub
    NativeScript: 19.8k
  • Yet another components library recommendation thread... | 2021-02-28
    It's worth mentioning that I eventually hope to use NativeScript to convert my Angular web application to a native mobile application (though I've yet to test this out).


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