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Getting Started with Ionic

By : Rahat Khanna
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Getting Started with Ionic

By: Rahat Khanna

Overview of this book

Hybrid Apps are a promising choice in mobile app development to achieve cost effectiveness and rapid development. However, they were not preferred over native apps until few years back due to a poor performance and bad user experience, but everything has changed with the release of Ionic. It has evolved as the most popular choice for Hybrid Mobile App development as it tends to match the native experience and provides robust components/tools to build apps. Getting Started with Ionic equips any web developer with the basic knowledge needed to use modern web technologies to build amazing hybrid mobile apps using Ionic. This fast-paced, practical book explains all the important concepts of AngularJS and Cordova Framework required to develop apps, then gives you a brief introduction to hybrid mobile applications. It will guide you through setting up the environment to develop mobile apps, and through the multiple options and features available in Ionic so you can use them in your mobile apps. Features such as the Side Menu, Tabs, Touch Interactions, and native features such as Bar Code, Camera, and Geolocations are all covered.. Finally, we’ll show you how to use Cordova plugins and publish your apps.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Getting Started with Ionic
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Basic Ionic CLI commands

Ionic commands help you smoothly create a new project and test it easily while you are developing it. The first command you should learn to execute is the ionic info command. This would help you to know all about your system environment that you have set up so far. If there are any errors, you can debug and resolve them before beginning the development.

The command and a sample output is given here:

$ ionic info
Your system information:
OS: Mac OS X Yosemite
Node Version: v0.12.4
Cordova CLI: 5.1.1
Ionic CLI Version: 1.6.2
Xcode version: Xcode 6.4 Build version 6E35b
ios-sim version: 3.1.1
ios-deploy version: 1.7.0

Another quick utility command is to go to the Ionic docs for a specific topic:

$ ionic docs <TOPIC>

Please go through the commands in this section in order to understand the steps required to build a dummy app to test the environment.

The next command to learn is to start a new project. Ionic has multiple flags/options along with this command to set...