The 10 Highest Ranked Nativescript plugins

There are so many useful plugins you can integrate into your Nativescript application. You can find all verified and unverified plugins on the official Nativescript Marketplace.

I created a list of 10 highest ranked Nativescript plugins based on information published on this resource.

  1. nativescript-notification-banner

    This plugin allows you to show system-wide notifications via a drop-down message bar. It’s highly customizable and can be used in landscape and portrait orientation modes.
    Tip: This plugin for IOS only, so you don’t need to add it to your Android project. 

  2. nativescript-plugin-firebase

    Firebase is the most famous DBaaS solution for the last years. This plugin brings event tracking, access to the database, messaging, authentication into your app.

  3. nativescript-google-maps-sdk

    Firebase is the most famous DBaaS solution for the last years. This plugin brings event tracking, access to the database, messaging, authentication into your app.

  4. nativescript-barcodescanner

    QR codes are used everywhere: in tickets, in cinema, in information stands. Using this plugin you can scan wide types of barcodes. You can also find a tutorial about implementing a Barcode Scanner on this blog.

  5. nativescript-push-notifications

    This plugin gives you the ability to add push notifications to your project. You can integrate some service like Firebase, Google Cloud Messaging, Apple Push Notification Service etc and send notifications to the app when it runs in background or foreground modes.

  6. nativescript-audio

    The Nativescript Audio plugin allows you to play and record audio in your app. You can play audio both: from URL and local. Also, you can get information about audio and when it’s finished playing.
    Tip: You will need to add access permissions to microphone into Info.plistYou will need to grant permissions on iOS to allow the device to access the microphone if you are using the recording function.

  7. nativescript-drop-down

    The drop-down widget allows the user to choose one value from a predefined list.

  8. nativescript-local-notifications

    You can show notifications in your app without communicating with the server even when your app is not running.

  9. nativescript-videoplayer

    This plugin will allow you to add video player widget into your app. You can play local and remote videos.

  10. nativescript-bluetooth

    With this plugin you can scan other devices over Bluetooth  You can find a good demo on this link.
    Tip: You can use this plugin only in real devices.

What plugins do you use in your project?
You can find more available plugins in the official Nativescript Marketplace.

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