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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

Building a dummy app

After successfully setting up the environment correctly, you must be excited to build your first app. In this section of the chapter, we will use the commands to learn how to create a sample Ionic-based Hybrid App and build it to run on an actual device or emulator:

  1. We will create the initial project using the Ionic start command and name our project MyFirstApp. The output will be as illustrated in the following screenshot:

  2. After the successful creation of your project with the default Ionic template, go to your project folder using the command $ cd MyFirstApp.

    Now, as we are in an Ionic project folder, we can run Ionic project-specific CLI commands. Any platform can be added to the project to build the specific app:

    $ ionic platform add android

    We will add an Android platform as it will work on all machines, such as Windows, Linux, or Mac. Ionic will download Android-specific default resources such as icons and splash screens, and also add some important plugins by default...