Open source framework enables native mobile app development
Although HTML5 has allowed apps to work across platforms, there's still demand for companies to develop native apps for the major mobile platforms.
"Angular integration first shipped with our popular Kendo UI library nearly two years ago, and we continue to see high demand for Angular from our community," says Todd Anglin, chief evangelist and VP technology at Progress. "For the more than one million developers using the Angular framework to write interactive web applications, the NativeScript 2.0 framework represents a giant leap forward -- they can finally create zero-compromise mobile apps with Angular featuring truly native UI and performance".
Other advantages for developers include the ability to use Angular outside of a web browser, and cutting the need to recruit a variety of mobile experts for a specific platform or for a special purpose. This allows them to shorten the learning curve and setup time needed to build native mobile apps. The end user benefits from smooth performance thanks to apps use native controls and components.