The development of Daily Nanny was a relatively seamless process. The new app expanded on the foundation of the daycare web application, with the addition of several new features designed specifically for nannies, such as shift management, payment calculation and schedule planning.
NativeScript enabled Dave to save a lot of time in development, particularly since he was getting native performance out of the box. “If I were to do this project using Xcode, it would have taken five times longer to get the iOS app out—and that’s not even mentioning the Android app.”
The iOS version hit the market first, and the Android version followed soon after—one of the benefits of developing the app with NativeScript.
“Because I’m an iOS user, I worked on that version first,” Dave said. “I thought getting the Android version of the app running would be a nightmare because I had really neglected it during development, but once I fired it up with NativeScript, it was simple. Way simpler than I thought.”
With Daily Nanny done, Dave is looking forward to developing more applications with NativeScript. He’s already begun work on native iOS and Android apps for the original daycare web application and there are always new areas in the childcare sector to cover as well.