by victorsosa | v1.0.2
Your awesome NativeScript plugin.
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Develop a NativeScript plugin now (w/ TypeScript)

Getting started

  1. Download a zip of this seed.
  2. npm install -g typescript
  3. cd ... path/to/unzip/folder ...
  4. npm run setup
  5. Get to work.

This seed expands on several things presented here.


The seed is prepared to allow you to test and try out your plugin via the demo folder. Additionally it provides a proper .gitignore to keep GitHub tidy as well as .npmignore to ensure everyone is happy when you publish your plugin via npm.


You'll want to change a couple things right away:

  • Change the name of the plugin all throughout package.json (including github repo, etc.) and the filenames.
  • Also in package.json, find this line:
"preparedemo": "npm run build; cd demo; tns plugin remove nativescript-yourplugin; tns plugin add ..; tns install",

Replace nativescript-yourplugin with your actual plugin name.

Typical development workflow:

  1. Make changes to plugin files
  2. Make changes in demo that would test those changes out
  3. npm run demo.ios or npm run (must be run from the root directory)

Those demo tasks are just general helpers. You may want to have more granular control on the device and/or emulator you want to run. For that, you can just run things the manual way:

cd demo

// when developing, to ensure the latest code is built into the demo, it's a gaurantee to remove the plugin and add it back
tns plugin remove nativescript-yourplugin // replace with your plugin name
tns plugin add ..

// manual platform adds
tns platform add ios
// and/or
tns platform add android

Then use any of the available options from the tns command line:


When you have everything ready to publish:

  • Bump the version number in package.json
  • npm run build - very important - ensure the latest is built before you publish
  • npm publish

Contributing - Want to make the seed better?

Or at least help keep it up to date with NativeScript releases, which would be excellent.

npm install -g typescript  // if you don't already have it
git clone
cd nativescript-plugin-seed

// Improve!