NS and Third party SDK usage?

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  1. Ben Hayat
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    Posted 17 Nov 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Valio;

    I signed up for an SDK that allows an app on iOS and Android to communicate with a remote Flight Controller of a Drone to capture images from the on-board, take video, camera, give commands to the Flight Controller and etc.

    I suppose the SDK assumes I'm using a full iOS or Android development environment for developing app. My question is, for situations like this that companies have SDKs,

    a) Can we use a third party SDK with NS?
    b) If yes, what will be the process of integrating the SDK into NS in order write apps?
    c) if Not presently, when do you think that would be available?

    Thank you in advance!
  2. Valio
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    Posted 17 Nov 2014 Link to this post

    Yes - you will be able to consume any native library. We have the tooling  internally, please give us few more weeks to polish them and to make them public and you will be able to use them in your apps.
  3. Ben Hayat
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    Posted 17 Nov 2014 in reply to Valio Link to this post

    Awesome! I think this feature alone will be a big seller for NS.

    Thanks!
  4. Chris
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    Posted 19 Dec 2014 in reply to Valio Link to this post

    Hi Valentin, I think in a conversation you mentioned that you were targeting today for this tooling.  Could you please provide an update?

    Thanks!
  5. Valio
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    Posted 19 Dec 2014 in reply to Chris Link to this post

    Hi Chris, yes indeed we planned to have the 3rd party native libraries for this 0.42 release, but we couldn't implement it in a cross-platform manner, so we didn't ship it with this release.

    We have it internally almost ready and it will be of great help for us if you tell us which libraries you want to use. We can test them and we can tell you if we see any problems.

    Apologies for the delay, but I'm sure we will have it for the release next month.

    Greetings,
    Valio
  6. Chris
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    Posted 19 Dec 2014 in reply to Valio Link to this post

    Let's see. UI wise I think I can do what I need with what's available today.  The main capabilities I am missing are iBeacon/AltBeacon and Push Notifications.  I see push coming in Feb, but I'm not sure where Beacons are on your roadmap.  Are they under localization?

    For third party I would like to use http://indoo.rs/ their SDK is free, but you need to set up an account.  They are a super nice team in Vienna and Zurich.
  7. Chris
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    Posted 19 Dec 2014 in reply to Chris Link to this post

    I meant (NS-51) location module and not localization...

    Also, will (NS-47) Networking module support multipeer connectivity?
     
  8. Kaloyan
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    Posted 24 Dec 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Chris,

    Currently Valentin is on a Christmas vacation. I will make sure to pass your questions and feedback to him, so that when he comes back, he can reply right away. I hope this sounds okay to you.

    Thank you for the understanding in advance. The Telerik team wishes you happy holidays.

    Regards,
    Kaloyan
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  9. Valentin.Stoychev
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    Posted 05 Jan 2015 Link to this post

    Hi Chris,

    Happy New Year!

    Thank you for sending the link to  http://indoo.rs - we will take a look at their SDK and will try to use them inside NativeScript app.

    I see you are asking for some iOS specific features - iBeacon and multipeer connectivity. These are available today - you can use everything that is OS-specific even now. There is nothing missing right now. There is no Android-matching functionality for the iBeacon and the multipeer connectivity, so there is nothing we should implement at this stage.

    And finally a little update on the push notifications - we will not be able to provide them with the February release - we are working on that, but we will release it later - probably in our March release.


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