NativeScript is a framework for building cross-platform native mobile apps using XML, CSS, and JavaScript. In this series, we’re trying out some of the cool things you can do with a NativeScript app: geolocation and Google Maps integration, SQLite database, Firebase integration, and push notifications. Along the way, we’re building a fitness app with real-time capabilities that will use each of these features.

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Are you familiar with the term “spaghetti code”? This is a metaphor you might hear from non-JavaScript developers in criticism of the language. It is code with no structure. It will consist of line after line of statements. Some may be wrapped in functions, some not at all. And if you are lucky, all 9,000 lines of code will be in one file. This “spaghetti” structure is probably the result of procedural programming.

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NativeScript is a framework for building cross-platform native mobile apps using XML, CSS, and JavaScript. In this series, we’re trying out some of the cool things you can do with a NativeScript app: geolocation and Google Maps integration, SQLite database, Firebase integration, and push notifications. Along the way, we’re building a fitness app with real-time capabilities that will use each of these features.

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