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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

The anatomy of Ionic Project

Ionic Project is referred to in the project setup using the Ionic CLI tools locally. The later section will describe the main components of Ionic App that are relevant for the projects started using CDN files or Ionic Creator. In order to understand Ionic Project, we need to understand the project structure and the sections in the Ionic App code.

Project folder structure and important files

The Ionic App project folder structure includes folders for Cordova files, native platform code, and web content code. It also contains configuration files for dependency managers used in an Ionic App as shown in the following screenshot:

We will discuss briefly the important folders and files along with their purpose. These important folders and files are:

  • bower.json (file): This is used as a configuration file for Bower, dependency managers for frontend libraries, and frameworks. The library directory for storage is written in a separate file .bowerrc and is set to www/lib...