Getting Started ---- Please read this first ----

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  1. Valio
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    Posted 10 Jun 2014 Link to this post

    If you are reading this article you should have access to the private preview version of NativeScript, running inside Telerik AppBuilder. If by any reason you still haven't received your activation/welcome email - please drop us a line on and we will take care.

    As a start you can watch the recording of our Getting Started with NativeScript webinar.

    Below are the NativeScript related getting started articles:

    Creating new project with AppBuilder:

    Read the API reference for the currently available modules:

    See this very basic getting started sample and read the blog post about it -

    Star, browse or fork the source code of the Cuteness sample app on GitHub:

    To see how to use CSS to style a native app 

    To build NativeScript apps using any IDE with our CLI tools

    Getting started blog post by Sebastian Witalec

    If you have any issues by following these steps please write here and we will make sure to help you.

    Please use EBay's RedLaser app as a QR reader at the moment to avoid problems with app deployment on device.
    RedLaser for iOS -
    RedLaser for Android -

    Thank you in advance for your feedback, we are looking forward to work with you.
  2. Ben Hayat
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    Posted 13 Jun 2014 in reply to Valio Link to this post

    Valio, as I was reading the above info. and Setup from docs, my question is, can we currently use AppBuilder environment to run test apps in ApBuilder on the device simulator? Or do we have to run the apps on the actual device?

  3. Valio
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    Posted 16 Jun 2014 in reply to Ben Hayat Link to this post

    Hi Ben - running on a simulator is not supported currently. You have to deploy the apps on an actual device.

    For the next drop - v0.2 which is coming in the end of July, you will be able to use the native emulators to run the apps done in NativeScript.

  4. tim heuer
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    Posted 23 Jun 2014 Link to this post

    A few initial problems I can't get by...
    - I cloned the Cuteness sample app -- no problem
    - I want to 'run' the app and am prompted with a QR code for a NativeScript:// link -- I use my iPhone and open that in a browser... FAIL.
    - I install the AppBuilder (manually because the QR code that shows me to get the app fails FYI) companion app thinking maybe that understands the nativescript:// protocol - nope, FAIL


  5. Valio
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    Posted 24 Jun 2014 in reply to tim heuer Link to this post

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks for the feedback!

    There are two possible issues you maybe hitting:
    1. QR reader may not be able to run the link in a proper way - we figured out, the hard way, that some QR readers are not opening the nativescript:// protocol, but instead are starting a search in google or bing. To fix this we will add a QR code reader directly into the companion app at a later stage. For the moment the QR code reader that we know that it works for iOS and Android is called Red Laser (

    2. The second issue you maybe hitting is a bug in the iOS companion app that do not allow deployment of more than one app twice. In this case you should uninstall the companion app and install it again every time you want to deploy on the device :(. It is very inconvenient - we are working on fixing this ASAP, so expect and update very soon.

    Other than that your expectations are correct. Once you have installed the companion app it should understand the "nativescript://" protocol and should open when QR reader scans the url.

    Please let me know how it goes and if these recommendations are fixing the problem for you.

  6. Mike Graham
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    Posted 25 Jun 2014 in reply to Valio Link to this post

    Thanks for the Red Laser tip - I was stuck in a loop :)  Now I can run the test app :)
  7. Sebastian
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    Posted 14 Jan 2015 Link to this post

    This article should help you get up to speed with NativeScript:
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