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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

Ionic Tabs

Ionic Tabs is a collection of important directives for creating a tab-based layout for a section of your mobile app. We have already seen how the tabs directive is used in the tabs starter template.

Ionic Tabs is a collection of two directives and one service. The directives are <ion-tabs> used to define the collection or group of tabs, and the <ion-tab>, directive, which is used to define a specific tab. The service $ionicTabsDelegate is used to control the tabs from JavaScript in order to select a specific tab.

The <ion-tabs> directive

It provides a multi-tabbed interface with a set of tabs and multiple views that can be switched. The tabs CSS classes are used to set the styling of the tabs group. The class name tabs should be used along with the following classes for specific styles:

CSS class



Defines the color of the tabs, for example, tabs-positive, tabs-calm, and so on.


It will show tabs with icons...