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Learning Ionic

By : Arvind Ravulavaru
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Learning Ionic

By: Arvind Ravulavaru

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Learning Ionic
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Mobile Hybrid Architecture

Before we start working with Ionic, we need to understand the bigger picture of the Mobile Hybrid platform.

The concept is pretty simple. Almost every mobile operating system (also called Platform when working with Cordova) has an API to develop apps. This API consists of a component named Web View. A Web View is typically a browser that runs inside the scope of a mobile application. This browser runs the HTML, CSS, and JS codes. This means that you can build a web page using the preceding technologies and then execute it inside your app.

You can use the same knowledge of web development to build native-hybrid mobile apps (here, native refers to installing the platform-specific format file on the device after it has been packaged along with the assets), for instance:

  • Android uses Android Application Package (.apk)

  • iOS uses iPhone Application Archive (.ipa)

  • Windows Phone uses Application Package (.xap)

The package/installer consists of a piece of native code that initializes...