What’s new in NativeScript
The features in NativeScript-Vue
Still in development for NativeScript-Vue is webpack-based template to enable code-sharing between web and mobile applications. Also planned is a new CLI tool for Vue.js, vue-cli 3, for rapid development.
New features in NativeScript
NativeScript itself includes starter templates to streamline the development process. The templates are among a series of enhancements being made to the platform. The templates are part of NativeScript Sidekick, a GUI client companion to the NativeScript command-line interface.Along with the templates, Sidekick contains plugins, cloud builds, and debugging support.
Other new and forthcoming improvements for NativeScript:
- Augmented reality (AR) is currently supported for iOS 11 and under development for Android. The goal is to enable development of AR experiences to work on both iOS and Android.
- Code-sharing between web and mobile apps is in development, to enable the reuse of source code from web apps in native mobile apps. The company estimates that about 80 percent of web code could be migrated.
- The new NativeScript Marketplace of plugins for NativeScript applications, which includes a new class of “verified” NativeScript plugins that meet certain standards for high quality.
Where to download NativeScript tools
You can download the source code for NativeScript-Vue from GitHub.
Progress Software, the developer of NativeScript, offers Sidekick as a free download.