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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

The Ionic Chat app

The application we are going to build in this chapter is named Ionic Chat. This app aims to get you familiar with a chat application that is built using AngularFire and Ionic, at the same time integrating Cordova plugins with Ionic using ngCordova.

We will first take a look at Firebase, then talk a bit about AngularFire, and finally see how we can integrate AngularFire with the Ionic Chat application. We will be using Firebase as our real-time data store to manage data in our application. Firebase will take care of syncing data in real-time. We will also be using a combination of the oAuth Cordova plugin and Firebase Auth to manage user authentication in our app.

Once the user is logged in, he/she will see all the users online in the first of the three tabs on our home page. The second tab will consist of the chat history, a list of users the current user has engaged in conversation with. And finally, the third tab will consist of settings and logout.

When the user clicks...