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Nov 08, 2017
Daily Nanny App Released Five Times Faster with NativeScript Compared to Traditional Native Development Methods

Open-source platform enables single developer to leverage frontend web development skills to create robust native mobile app for iOS and Android

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced that Cubby Notes, a company dedicated to improving the communication between parents and caregivers, has developed a mobile application using the NativeScript® framework. The app, Daily Nanny, was developed for iOS and Android and enables one-to-one communication between parents and caregivers.

Cubby Notes co-founder Dave Coffin wanted an app that delivered all the benefits of a native mobile experience across Android and iOS devices, but he didn't have the skills necessary to leverage traditional native development methods. He chose NativeScript because he could use his web and CSS development skills to create native mobile apps for both platforms, using the same codebase - cutting development time significantly.

"The fact that NativeScript enabled me to write and deploy native mobile apps for iOS and Android from a single codebase was a big asset, since I could use my existing web development knowledge and didn't need to learn new programming languages for each platform," said David Coffin, co-founder of Cubby Notes and creator of Daily Nanny. "If I were to do this project using other development tools, it would have taken five times longer to get the iOS app out—and that's not even mentioning the Android app."

Initially, the app would enable the sharing of information between parent and caregiver - notes on feeding and napping, photos and more. But given the ease-of-use of the NativeScript framework and the support available through the NativeScript communities, such as Slack, Coffin was able to create additional features such as shift management, hours tracking, payment calculation and schedule planning for a better overall app experience and to better manage the caregiver process.

Developed and supported by Progress, NativeScript is a powerful and agile open-source framework for creating cross-platform, truly native apps with Angular, TypeScript or JavaScript. Designed to provide significant code reuse, it dramatically reduces development efforts by allowing developers to leverage their existing skills. With its adoption growing rapidly, the NativeScript framework has enabled organizations of different industries and individual developers to build beautiful, accessible, platform-native user interfaces.

"Developing for both web and mobile is complex, often requiring programmers to have specialized training or necessitating a sacrifice in performance to get all versions of a product out the door," said Todd Anglin, Chief Evangelist, Progress. "Enterprises and developers alike want native, high quality, high performing apps, and they want to reuse as much of their code as possible to build native mobile apps faster. The NativeScript framework, which has been downloaded more than a million times, empowers developers to deliver maximally performing and elegant applications with a minimal amount of effort."

In addition to the benefits provided to both the parents and caregivers, the app also enables family members to register with the app for additional photo sharing and communication that is inherently more secure than standard social media channels. Since its initial launch, Daily Nanny has been downloaded by more than 350 families.

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About Progress
Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) offers the leading platform for developing and deploying mission-critical business applications. Progress empowers enterprises and ISVs to build and deliver cognitive-first applications, that harness big data to derive business insights and competitive advantage. Progress offers leading technologies for easily building powerful user interfaces across any type of device, a reliable, scalable and secure backend platform to deploy modern applications, leading data connectivity to all sources, and award-winning predictive analytics that brings the power of machine learning to any organization. Over 1,700 independent software vendors, 100,000 enterprise customers, and two million developers rely on Progress to power their applications. Learn about Progress at or +1-800-477-6473.

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Kim Baker, 1 888-365-2779

Source: Progress

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