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Nativescript developers

Hire Nativescript developers

Updated on:
16 Jan, 2024

Hire NativeScript developers

Did you know that 67% of e-commerce consumers download a retailer app? And, it is a prediction that by the end of 2021, m-commerce will reach $3.56 trillion. Apart from e-commerce, mobile applications in all fields have been consistently growing due to more people having access to smartphones.

This poses a significant challenge for companies to develop an efficient and attractive app within no time. It is where NativeScript comes in. NativeScript is an open-source framework that can be used to create mobile apps on the Android, Windows Universal, and Apple iOS platforms. It has a combination of XML, CSS, and JavaScript that provides the flexibility of developing the app for any device.

It was originally developed by Progress and was taken over by nStudio. Unlike its competitor Cordova that uses WebView for rendering UI of the app, NativeScript uses the native platform's rendering engine that provides a good user experience.

How is NativeScript Different Compared to Others?

Apart from NativeScript, there are similar programs that can do the same things. But what makes it stand apart? Find out here:


It is similar to NativeScript in terms of technology. But, Xamarin has better plug-ins than NativeScript. But, changing code in Xamarin means to recompile and restart the system. But, NativeScript does it automatically, leading to faster development.


ReactNative is also a cross-platform JavaScript for mobile development. In ReactNative, the developer has to learn the tool and write for all the platforms individually. With NativeScript, they can achieve quicker results by sharing code.


Ionic also shows the importance of developing apps cross-platform. But, ReactNative is easier to learn.

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Advantages of Using NativeScript

App building can be a tedious and lengthy process, and there is a lot of testing involved before it is presented to the users. It is why the apps are launched for free to the users. The developers learn from the feedback, correct them before monetizing it. But it does not work well for reputed company app. But, at the same time, the company might not have the same time and room for errors and might require a solid app very quickly. And this is where NativeScript gets an edge.

  • It does not cost anything and is open-source. The NativeScript developer can contribute and use the code however they wish unless they violate the Apache 2.0 license.
  • When they promise to build a native app for iOS and Android, they deliver. Every UI component is automatically translated to its native UI components.
  • It provides access to native platform APIs via JavaScript code. You do not require knowledge of Objective-C or Java, as you can write them in JavaScript.
  • It provides a superior experience to Cordova.
  • The developers can build, deploy, and manage their NativeScript apps very easily with the Telerik platform.
  • It improves productivity and shows consistency in development.
  • With NativeScript, one can integrate CSS animations into it.

Companies That use NativeScript

NativeScript is widely popular, and companies like Deloitte Digital, Verizon, Daily Nanny, and Bitpoints Wallet use it. Whether you are a small business wanting to launch your app or a popular one, you can get the apps rolling in no time.

Things A NativeScript Developer Must Know

  1. JavaScript & TypeScript: The first thing a developer must know is JavaScript and also preferably TypeScript. The developer can create NativeScript Core and NativeScript Vue applications with just JavaScript. But, TypeScript will give an edge as they come in handy while developing large applications. The TypeScript code is easier to write and also less buggy. Also, NativeScript Angular uses TypeScript as default. Also, in the community, there is extensive use of both in the NativeScript community.
  2. UI Layout: The NativeScript developer should be familiar with the UI layouts. It need not necessarily be NativeScript specific layout but how a User Interface is spread out. For example, the developer should know the working mechanisms about input controls like checkboxes, radio buttons, dropdown lists, list boxes, buttons, navigational components like a breadcrumb, slider, search field, informational components like tooltips, progress bars, message boxes, and containers. The developer then needs to take this knowledge and take it to NativeScript because when given a design document, the developer must break it down and create individual widgets.
  3. User Experience: Since NativeScript lets the developer write a single code for both Android and iOS apps, the developer might release them simultaneously. Although most of the time, it doesn't cause any issues, it is not ideal. The UI patterns behave differently on every platform based on the users and patterns that are specific to a particular platform. It is ideal to know the design guidelines while building the app. The NativeScript developer can maintain one code base and then have the option to tweak it based on the specific platform. For example, you can have a UI element present differently on iOS and Android.
  4. Software Design Patterns: Before the developer starts to code, they should know how the structure of the code and different components will make the app and how they will interact with each other. There are many Software Design Patterns that are commonly used to structure the code in a certain way. For example, in NativeScript Core, the MVVM (Model View ViewModel) is the pattern that is used. While the NativeScript Angular and NativeScript use the MVC (Model View Controller) pattern by default.
  5. Core Modules: The NativeScript developer should be comfortable with the Core Modules that come with the framework. Every time a developer creates a new project, the in-built modules are bundled into the application. The Core Modules also pave the way to a basic XML-based way of defining UI, data-binding navigation. Learning Core Modules can be a daunting task to the NativeScript developer. But, with more time and experience, they will get used to the different modules. They can also try testing at NativeScript Playground. It is like playing a video game to see how the app is working in real-time.

Required Expertise

Requirements - Hard skills

  • Ability to program, develop, and maintain mobile and responsive web code using NativeScript and TypeScript Frameworks
  • Ability to understand the requirement and come up with a design/architecture of the solution
  • Make sure the technical feasibility of UI/UX
  • Develop applications that can work fast and also can be scaled easily
  • Ensure that all user input is validated before submitting to the back-end
  • Understanding of build tools for Android and iOS
  • Not only responsible for coding but also the testing and on-time delivery
  • A basic sense of design when it comes to consumer-facing apps
  • Ability to maintain documentation of the work


  • Computer science degree
  • 4 to 7 years of overall software development experience with at least 2+ years in creating Responsive Web Platform
  • Good understanding of Mobile Development, web markup, including CSS3 and HTML5
  • Experience on NativeScript using Angular framework is a must
  • Knowledge of JS-based build tools like Grunt, Bower, and Gulp
  • Knowledge of Unit Testing with Karma or Jest
  • Exposure in SEO, Web Service integration, asynchronous, request handling, partial page updates, etc.
  • Worked with different process tools like Git, SVN, Jenkins, etc.
  • Experience working in Agile, Scrum methodology
  • Quick learner and also highly motivated to learn the latest technologies
  • Work closely with product managers and architects to build scalable, extensible, and secure applications
  • Responsible for team mentoring and have the previous record of on-time delivery of high-quality work
  • Ability to adapt to deadlines and prioritize accordingly
  • Professional, committed, detail-oriented and passionate about the work
  • Strong communication skills to allocate work accordingly


The average salary of the NativeScript developer ranges between $75,000 and $146,000.

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