Generally, developing a mobile application is a complex and challenging task. There are many frameworks available to develop a mobile application. Android provides a native framework based on Java language and iOS provides a native framework based on Objective-C/Shift language. However, to develop an application that support both operating systems, we need to code in two different languages using two different frameworks.
To overcome this complexity, mobile frameworks supports this feature. The main reason behind to use cross-platform or hybrid framework is easier to maintain a single code base. Some of the popular frameworks are NativeScript, Apache Cordova, Xamarin, etc.
Using this framework, programmers can easily code the application as a device responsive. Responsiveness is one of the reasons behind why this framework is becoming very popular.
Let us have a look at some of the popular JS frameworks −
NativeScript is an open source framework used for creating native iOS and android mobile applications. It is a JIT compiled framework. NativeScript code runs on JS virtual machine. It uses V8 engine runtime for both Android and iOS platforms. NativeScript uses XML, JS and CSS for development. It has a WebIDE known as PlayGround. This PlayGround supports easy working interface, easy to manage projects, hot reload and debug on devices.
NativeScript allows developers to create native, cross-platform apps quickly and efficiently and save on the costs of development, testing, and training. Hence, Native apps will continue to be rich and strong for years to come to make better and easier to use.
NativeScript has vibrant community support. Some of the salient features of NativeScript listed below −
Hot Module Replacement
Easy to setup
We can build rich animations, graphs, charts and lists
Developers can use any view as the root of an application
NativeScript helps small or large scale companies to build cross-platform mobile apps. Some of the key benefits are −
Developers can reuse existing tools and code
Easy to modify, troubleshoot and update newer versions
Development experience is good so we don’t have to spend time to learn new tools
Ease authentication with different sign-on providers