The Portable North Pole web application was already built on AngularJS, so when Angular launched and expanded the framework to better support mobile, UGroupMedia wanted to move everything toward Angular. NativeScript supported Angular at launch, which enabled UGroupMedia to share code, core libraries and core business logic among all three platforms—iOS, Android and web.
NativeScript being an open-source framework was also a big selling point. There were times at which the UGroupMedia development team needed to go into the core and make changes to fit the specific requirements of Portable North Pole, and the opensource nature of NativeScript provided the greater level of control that UGroupMedia needed.
“With NativeScript, I can use my mobile skills to actively call APIs directly; I don’t have to go through plug-ins or consume libraries,” Richard Smith, Lead Application Developer for Web and Mobile, UGroupMedia, explained.