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  • Alexander Ziskind
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Those of us that have been looking for a way to call dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue(…)) in iOS environments while developing with JavaScript in the NativeScript framework have been SOL for a while. However, I am pleased to present a short and sweet solution here that saved my behind when I really badly needed to call this function due to a third party CocoaPod that wasn’t returning me to the main thread after a network call.

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  • Alexander Ziskind
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If you use or develop for iOS, you are very familiar with the swipe-to-delete move. Several built in iOS applications have this including email, notes, and reminders. The NativeScript ListView uses the iOS UITableView in the background, but it doesn’t yet let us program this maneuver. That is until you watch this tutorial…

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  • Alexander Ziskind
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If we want to jump directly to a row in our ListView, there is a handy function in NativeScript called scrollToIndex. Sometimes we want a more natural scroll that animated the scrolling motion, this keeps our human brains more in tune with the list that we are using. We get better oriented and know if we are scrolling up or down. This post includes a video tutorial on what needs to be done to get that scroll to animate in iOS.

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  • Alexander Ziskind
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or: How I learned to stop worrying and love writing NativeScript apps from scratch

Our baby is all grown up and s/he wants to write nativescript apps without using the template! How does our baby do that and where does s/he start? Read on…

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