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Category: Mobile

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…


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,…


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…


NativeScript Image Builder

I just released a new tool for NativeScript developers called the NativeScript Image Builder. Check it out at 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…


NativeScript Application Launch Event Does Not Fire

I’ve been exploring NativeScript recently, and decided to go “back to the basics” to make sure I understood the foundation of NativeScript before using it on an upcoming production project. When going “back to the basics,” I mean reading the documentation provided by the Telerik team on the NativeScript website, and creating sample apps based upon the online documentation. When…



At KiZAN, we’ve been searching for the right set of tools to help us be innovative, stay on the edge of mobile technologies, and delivering the most value to our customers at the best cost. We have previously used PhoneGap/Cordova, Xamarin Forms, and native app development technologies. For the last 6 months, we have been exploring Telerik’s NativeScript – a platform for building cross-platform mobile…


Switching to the iPhone

18 months ago, I switched to a windows phone. Specifically the Nokia Lumia 1020. Recently, my phone started to behave strangely Bluetooth cutting out constantly battery lasting 6-8 hours. The Initial Switch I had an iPhone from the 3G days and loved the ecosystem. iPhone, MacBook Pro, iPad, and an entire family with the same setup. We were an iFamily.…


Building Mobile Apps Native VS Hybrid

Hello, I am Justin Tindle a Senior Consultant at KiZAN Technologies and I will be providing a guest entry on “Building Mobile Apps Native VS Hybrid.”  This post builds on top of Mike Branstein’s “5 Ways to Get Started with Mobile Apps Today” post.  There is a lot of confusion around building mobile apps and what path to take for development. In this post, you will…