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Business leaders must adapt to meet user expectations as tech trends change. While developing for mobile is a challenge, the right framework can make it easier.
In a rapidly changing technology landscape, enterprises today face the difficult challenge of providing the user experience their customers crave on a wide variety of operating systems and form factors. Developing for both web and mobile is complex, often requiring programmers to have specialized training or necessitating a sacrifice in performance to get all versions of a product out the door.
While many enterprises may feel they have achieved a good handle on developing for the web, the fact is that standard web traffic is declining in favor of mobile use. Legacy applications written in niche languages are increasingly difficult to maintain, and harder still to replicate in a mobile environment.
What if you could develop in a modern framework that not only excelled at creating websites, but also allowed you to easily reuse the same code and skills to create native cross-platform apps? The collaboration between NativeScript and Angular was designed to deliver on this very promise.
When you have to support multiple languages, it’s easy to understand the complexities involved, both in development as well as recruitment. Standardizing on Angular 2 provides a consistent technical architecture to let developers solve common problems in standard ways, letting your employees be more efficient. With over a million Angular developers out there, it’s also easy to find the talent you need when you need it.
Other hybrid mobile techniques exist on the market that attempt to do the same thing, but there is typically a performance trade-off. NativeScript supports Angular 2 and allows you to achieve true native performance on your mobile applications—without having to learn multiple native languages like Objective-C or Java. At the same time, it delivers a genuinely native look and feel by using native components, so users get the experience they expect.
Angular 2 and NativeScript are both open-source frameworks, which means they are able to adapt rapidly and are supported by a wide community of developers. Some enterprises might feel it’s risky to embrace open-source, concerned about stability, and it’s a fair question to ask—but there is a clear answer. Angular 2 and NativeScript are uniquely placed to put that concern to rest.
In addition to having over a million developers as mentioned above, the Angular framework is backed and promoted by Google, ensuring there will be consistent support and a long life. The large and passionate community have already created extensive documentation and tutorials, making it easy to train and up-skill new developers.
Similarly, NativeScript is supported by a stable and trusted name in Progress. NativeScript adoption is growing rapidly, and we’re fully invested in its success. We are dedicated to creating applications that help organizations of all sizes, and NativeScript—which is already helping many businesses grow—is central to that mission.
By standardizing around NativeScript and Angular 2, we know enterprises can improve the experience of their users as well as the efficiency of their operations. Check it out today, or catch a webinar replay to learn more.
Dan Wilson is the Product Marketing Manager for NativeScript. Dan has extensive experience growing developer focused products and services. He got his first taste of fast-moving bleeding edge tech when he joined his first start-up in 1999. An avid participant in technology communities, he contributes to a variety of open source projects, and presents at numerous developer conferences worldwide. Prior to joining Progress, Dan founded and directed a consulting practice for 10 years.
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