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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

Using Ionic Framework with different Code Editors

Code Editors are an integral part of a development environment and hence it is important to choose the perfect editor that augments the coding style for Ionic. Here we suggest some Code Editors that support Ionic Framework very well.


Brackets is a new but promising Code Editor for building JS and HTML5 Apps as it is built using the same technologies. It has the capability to add extensions to augment its features. The Code Editor can be downloaded from Brackets has an excellent extension for Ionic, which can be found at

Sublime Text

Sublime Text is the most popular choice among all web developers. It is a very lightweight and fast Code Editor, with full support for JavaScript and HTML5. It also has the capability to add plugins. Ionic also has a plugin for Sublime. Download the Code Editor from

Visual Studio

Visual Studio has recently launched support for Ionic...