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Why Do You Need NativeScript?

There are more ways to build mobile apps than there are Nicholas Cage DVDs in the bargain bin at your local Walmart. Because there are so many choices, it can be difficult to tell which frameworks will improve your development processes, and which will turn out worse than Nicholas Cage’s twelve <=10% Rotten Tomatoes movies. […]

Progressive Web Apps — Yeh or Meh?

The impetus for this chat came when our very own Burke Holland dropped this hot take in the Progress DevRel Slack: “I'm still so meh on PWAs that I can't even.” For those unfamiliar, Progressive Web Apps, or PWAs, is a Google-led initiative to bring native app features such as home screen access and push […]

Using XAML in Xamarin.Forms – Part 2: Accessing Static Data

The first article in the Using XAML in Xamarin.Forms series, looked at how XAML increases the legibility of the user interface code over C#, how to set both member and attribute properties, and how to setup event handlers for user interface events. In this article, I want to explore how to access data from XAML. […]

How to use Firebase Cloud Messaging in a NativeScript Angular Mobile App

An often critical part of mobile application development is the requirement of being able to receive notifications from a remote source, often referred to as push notifications. Previously I had explored how to use local notifications in a NativeScript application, but these are triggered based on a schedule within the application itself, rather than a […]

Have Web Standards on Mobile Caught Up to Phonegap in 2017? Pt. 1

Anyone who has attended a presentation on PhoneGap (or Apache Cordova) since its inception has probably heard this famous statement: "The ultimate purpose of PhoneGap is to cease to exist." In 2012, Brian LeRoux wrote up the PhoneGap Beliefs, Goals and Philosophy that stated as much: This is not some self-defeating far planned suicide, but […]

Solving Real-World Problems with Xamarin.Forms

So you are building your next native cross-platform mobile app using Xamarin.Forms? Good for you! You get the benefits of a single C#/XAML codebase that targets all mobile platforms and customize the user experience on each. You get to share not just business logic among platforms, but an abstracted UI layer as well – plus, […]

7 Killer Visual Studio 2017 Features for Mobile Developers

So you are a mobile developer who is looking for some sanity amidst a plethora of frameworks, platforms and tooling? Maybe you are wondering if Visual Studio is the right IDE for you? I believe it is. Let me convince you as to why. 1. Easier Getting Started One of the pain points with any […]

Creating Your First Native Mobile App with Visual Studio (Part 4)

Over the past few blog posts, we have been working on creating a cross-platform mobile app with NativeScript, Visual Studio, and SQL Server – covering each and every part of the development process. We’ve also been using the capabilities of Telerik AppBuilder to allow us to develop an iOS app from within Windows (all without […]

Creating Your First Native Mobile App with Visual Studio (Part 3)

In this blog post series, we are working on creating a truly native cross-platform mobile app with NativeScript, Visual Studio, and SQL Server, from start to finish, using Telerik AppBuilder. In the previous post, we finished scaffolding our app using NativeScript layouts and added some mock data to see how it all worked. Now we […]

Using XAML in Xamarin.Forms

XAML or eXtensible Markup Language is a declarative language used for creating user interfaces in Xamarin.Forms. I already know what you're thinking: Why would I want to use a markup language when I have the power of C#? Markup languages are for web pages – I'm building a mobile app with .Net – I want […]