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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 Ionic starter template

In the Ionic CLI, you can start a new project using a specific template. There are predefined templates available in the Ionic CLI toolset. They all provide a starting point for developers and also act as a skeleton for your new app. We have already seen the command to start a new project with a specific template earlier on in this chapter. If we want to choose the tabs template, then the command would look like the following:

$ ionic start TabsDemo tabs

We will be discussing the important files in each of the templates.

The blank template

It contains the bare minimum code for an Ionic App. It injects Ionic and Angular dependencies into your index.html and creates separate folders for CSS, js, and img. It also provides a basic view code in the body tag of index.html to show ion-pane and ion-header content.

The tabs template

The tabs template provides an app layout with the bottom three tabs and multiple views for each tab. It sets up the controllers and templates for...