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Category: Mobile

Understanding the Basics of NativeScript App Layouts

This article was excerpted from NativeScript in Action. Understanding NativeScript layouts Creating pages for your app and navigating between them isn’t enough to make a good app. Mobile app development is also about creating compelling user experiences to accomplish a purpose. This means you need to present and organize your UI in different ways, depending upon what the users of…

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NativeScript Tweet Bot

I’ve spent the last month building workshop and presentation content for Music City Code, held in Nashville, TN. I spoke about NativeScript throughout the conference, met a ton of new friends, and had fun building apps, and automated products. One of the products of my preparations is a cool side project I call the NativeScript tweet bot. 6 Minute Mobile Apps…

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jQuery Mobile versus NativeScript

I recently responded to a question on the NativeScript in Action author forum regarding jQuery Mobile versus NativeScript. I thought the question was framed well and wanted to share. If you want to read the entire thread, head over to the author forum. With much interest, I just read the Chapter 1 free download. jQuery Mobile is not mentioned in the…

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Writing NativeScript in Action

Where have we been? It’s been a long time since Nick and I have been able to blog. But don’t worry, we’re still writing, just in a different form. We’ve been writing NativeScript in Action. The book will publish in late 2016, but it’s available right now online for preview. The first three chapters are currently up, and every 3-4…

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Resizing Images for a NativeScript App

I recently posted about a small weekend project with my sons: building an iOS soundboard app using NativeScript and a text-to-speech engine. In this post, I wanted to dive a bit deeper into resizing images for a NativeScript App, and how I went about integrating static images into my app. Using XML and CSS to Add Images to your App In my app,…

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NativeScript Mobile App for my Kids

On Saturday morning, my sons and I were casually watching several videos from Boston Dynamics. My oldest, Charlie, was enthralled and wanted to build his own robot afterwards. We set forth, procuring the finest materials I can muster – a styrofoam package insert, cardboard, paper cups, glue, and duct tape. As we were building, Charlie asked if we could make…

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NativeScript Image Builder

I just released a new tool for NativeScript developers called the NativeScript Image Builder. Check it out at http://nsimage.brosteins.com. The NativeScript Image Builder helps you re-size your Android and iOS image assets for using with your NativeScript apps. Upload your maximum resolution image in PNG format, and you’ll get back a .ZIP file with the image assets re-sized. The Details…

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