You don’t have to install anything on your computer to start your adventure with NativeScript. All you need is the previously mentioned Playground. It is a web based platform to create and test applications on your smartphone in real time. For those just starting out there is a tutorial that will walk you through your first application, a shopping list. It is available here. To test your application you will need a smartphone with either Android or iOS as well as two applications: NativeScript Playground and NativeScript Preview. The first app is used to scan our project’s QR code, which we can display using the “Preview” button. Once the code is recognized we are redirected to the Preview application, where we can see the application we are building. All changes will be displayed on your device in real time. You can also save and share the project with whoever you wish!