Yesterday, the team behind NativeScript announced the release of NativeScript 6.0. This release features faster delivery of patches with the help of NativeScript AppSync and it comes with the NativeScript Core Theme that works for all NativeScript components.
This release comes with an improved TabView that enables common scenarios without custom development. NativeScript 6.0 comes with support for AndroidX and Angular 8.
— Alexander Vakrilov (@ufsa) July 18, 2019
Introducing NativeScript AppSync
Yesterday, the team also introduced NativeScript AppSync which is a beta service that enables users to deliver a new version of their application instantly. Users can have a look at the demo here:
Core Theme v2 and Dark Theme
The NativeScript Core Theme provides common UI infrastructure for building consistent and good-looking user interface. The team is also introducing a Dark Theme that comes with the skins of the Light Theme.
The users who are using the Kendo components for their web applications can now reuse their Kendo theme in NativeScript. They can also use the Kendo Theme Builder for building a new theme for their NativeScript application.
Plug and play
With this release, the NativeScript Core Theme is now completely plug and play. Users can now manually set classes to their components and can easily install the theme.
All the components of the TabView are now styleable and also the font icons are now supported. Users can now have multiple TabView components that are nested, similar to having tabs and bottom navigation on the same page. These new capabilities are still in beta.
With NativeScript 6.0, the NativeScript CLI will now support the Bundle Workflow, a single unified way for building applications. Hot Module Replacement (HMR) is also enabled by default and users can disable it by providing the `–no-hmr` flag to the executed command.
To know more about this news, check out the official blog post.