Can I create an iOS app extension with NativeScript?


#1

We are evaluating whether or not it would be viable to switch our app from being built with Xamarin (as is today) to NativeScript. One thing I am not able to find any information on are iOS App Extensions. Our Xamarin.iOS app has an action app extension that is a pretty critical piece of functionality. Can I create an action app extension with NativeScript? If so, where can I find docs on how to do this?


#2

I think it must be possible as similar issue was discussed and marked as done here.

There is a blog and sample project, did you try them? Yet they are old, but I think it should give you some ideas where / how to start.


#3

Thanks @manojdcoder . I was hoping to find some guidance on an action app extension specifically but I will try to piece things together from these two similar examples. It seems that it is possible though, just not really documented very well.


#4

Hi, did you figure out how to do this?


#5

Unfortunately it does not seem possible at this time. I tried several approaches, but ultimately ran into issues that I could not figure out. I opened an issue on GitHub here, but never got a reply:

Please let me know if we figure anything out since I am still trying to get this working myself.


#6

I’m still looking into how this can be done, but I’m still wandering in the dark. Maybe @NathanaelA or @pana can shed some light on this?