Support for iOS Storyboards, Extensions, WatchKit?

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  1. Michael
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    May 2008

    Posted 13 Mar 2015 Link to this post

    Really struggling to get some details on this. Does NativeScript support native iOS storyboards? Native Android views? iOS 8 extensions? iOS WatchKit?
  2. Mihail
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    Posted 13 Mar 2015 Link to this post


    The technology allows us with little additional piping to support iOS Storyboards.
    We have an example here:
    That example declares UI in Storyboards and the controllers in JavaScript.
    We do not plan to push that main-stream, as we are working on our own UI markup.
    We may (or may not) device a facility that will generate Storyboards from subset of our markup for the WatchKit.

    We have already proven internally that the NativeScript runtime can be built as shared iOS framework and managed to build a today view extension with buttons created in JavaScript. WatchKit will need both storyboards and extensions and will be somewhat tricky to implement but we have plans to support it post v1.

    As for native Android views, currently NativeScript for Android doesn't support XML layouts. However, NativeScript comes with cross-platform XML layouts ( which is similar to Android XML layouts. Also, we are actively discussing whether and how to provide support for existing platform specific layouts (Android, iOS and Windows Phone in future).


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