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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

Chapter 3. Start Building Your First Ionic App

In this chapter, we will build our first Ionic App and build it to test on actual devices. Starting a project seems to be the toughest step but if done well, eases the whole process. It is rightly said, "well begun is half done," so we will learn how to start our project perfectly and create the skeleton for our project. All the options of the starter templates available with Ionic Framework will be explained in detail. In this chapter, we will learn about Ionic Framework while building a sample e-commerce Mobile App. In this chapter, we will discuss the design and architecture for our app. The topics covered in this chapter are as follows:

  • Starting a new project:

    • Multiple ways to start a new project

  • The anatomy of an Ionic Project:

    • The project's folder structure

    • Main components

  • Ionic starter templates:

    • Blank

    • Tabs

    • Side menu

    • Maps

  • Design and architecture for an e-commerce sample app—BookStore

In Ionic Framework, starting a project has been made very easy...