We recently upgraded Telerik Platform, with new functionality related to NativeScript, Angular 2, SQLite, Google, Multi-lingual features and more.
A few weeks ago we upgraded Telerik Platform with more compelling features for making your development experience better. Since Telerik Platform is a cloud based product, you can start using these benefits immediately:
You get a new NativeScript + Angular 2 template in the AppBuilder client that is Screen Builder enabled. You can immediately start using the Views service to visually scaffold your NativeScript apps.
Earlier, only verified NativeScript plugins could be used in Telerik Platform projects, so as to prevent security attacks. With this release, we took the first step to allow any NativeScript plugin (even when they come from npmjs.org) into your projects. This was a highly requested feature. Please note that this is but an initial step in and we will deliver this functionality completely for Android and iOS in a subsequent release.
In this release, we have added a new data storage provider in the JS SDK that works with SQLite to handle larger data sets offline.
Your business needs are dynamic, which means the underlying data sources keep changing too. Whenever the schema of the data used in a Screen Builder app changes, you can now update the data provider to match the new schema. This is available for all supported data providers.
In October 2016, Google discontinued browser-based login from mobile apps in an effort to provide more seamless sign-in process. To overcome this limitation, we have added server support for the new Google OAuth policy so that developers can use the authentication flow from the native Google SDK. Read up on this quora.com question if you want to know how Google OAuth works.
You can now create multi-lingual Hybrid apps created with Views service. For adding multi-lingual content, developers can add resource files for each language that the app needs to support. From the end user’s perspective, there is flexibility to change the language while using the app’s UI.
Now you can build for iOS 10 and target its features in your NativeScript projects.
Now you can build your AppBuilder projects in Visual Studio 2017 RC with the AppBuilder extension. We ensured that all our existing features work with VS 2017 RC.
With each release, we make the Telerik Platform stronger for your mobile app development needs. For any usage questions about the features in your mobile apps, please refer to the product documentation or post a question with Product Support via a ticket and we will be more than happy to support you.
Based out of Fremont, CA, Gaurav loves to evangelize world-changing products, loves a challenge and has published Android apps to the Google Play store. In his spare time, Gaurav learns a musical instrument called the Harmonium (origin: France), publishes tutorials on YouTube and organizes private musical get-togethers in the Bay area. You can follow Gaurav on Twitter @gvermag.