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  • Alexander Ziskind

So you’ve got your NativeScript app up and running and noticed that it looks a bit strange on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. What’s going on? Why is the iPhone scaling my app up and not showing it in fully iPhone 6 glory? When you deploy your NativeScript app to the newer iPhones, they will scale your app and you’ll see undesired results. Let me show you a workaround to get your app looking good and using all the Pixels.

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  • Alexander Ziskind
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In this continuation of the topic of using NativeScript with Azure Mobile Services, I show how you can use the open sourced iOS library that the Azure team has put together in your NativeScript apps to access the full gamut of functionality that the service offers. I will show a proof of concept here to use the full library to fetch some table data, but you can do much, much more.

See this for the introduction post on using NativeScript with Azure Mobile Services. That post covers a very rudimentary method for accessing a Backend as a Service (BaaS), but it shows how to use npm modules with your NativeScript apps. For more on authoring your own npm modules for NativeScript, take a look at TJ VanToll’s detailed post on the topic.

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  • Alexander Ziskind
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When developing a NativeScript app, you might run into a situation where you really need to use a native library that’s you’ve already written, or a library that someone else has already made available as an open source project, for example. Should you rewrite that library or framework in JavaScript or create a new NativeScript module? Well, you certainly could do that, but the good news is that you don’t have to. NativeScript has this neat little feature that allows you to import an existing native library and call it from your NativeScript app. This post will show you how you can use a native iOS library in your own app.

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  • Alexander Ziskind
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Have you been trying to run a NativeScript app in an iOS simulator other than iPhone 4s? There is a sorely missed parameter on the run and emulate commands that specifies what device to simulate. While the NativeScript team is busy working on more important features as they get closer and closer to version 1.0, here are some tips on how to get your app in an iOS simulator on any of the available simulated devices.

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  • Alexander Ziskind

NativeScript is a shiny new cross-platform mobile development framework that I’m exploring and comparing to existing frameworks. One common task that we have to do as developers is to connect mobile apps to far away data storage. These days Backend as a Service (BaaS) solutions are pretty popular to simplify development time. Azure Mobile Services is such a BaaS. 

This post will show you how to call into Azure Mobile Services using a custom NativeScript module to pull a list of items stored in an Azure SQL database.

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