“I believe the NativeScript framework is going to revolutionize the mobile application marketplace,” said Ian Price, head of development at Sharesoft, in a statement. “Building mobile apps from a single code base enables developers to re-use features and functionality across platforms, which simplifies mobile app development and significantly increases productivity. I’m also impressed by how easily I’ve been able to develop native, cross-platform applications using familiar web development tools and skills.”
Telerik delivered a preview of the NativeScript framework to early adopters in June 2014. Now the project has evolved into a robust framework that is ready for public beta.
Stoychev added that NativeScript applications support the same accessibility models as native apps.
“This is important for anyone creating apps that need to meet certain accessibility standards before going live,” Stoychev said. “This is also very useful when you start implementing functional or unit tests for your app. Several existing cross-platform tools like Appium already work directly with NativeScript and provide accessibility automation.”