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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

Navigation and back menus

Ionic Framework has strong navigation support in the form of various directives such as ionNavView, ionView, ionNavBar, and so on. Ionic stores and maintains the navigation history in the mobile app. It dictates the transitions appropriately. An app section can have multiple views, which maintain separate navigation histories.

The UI Router module and states are an integral part of the design for the navigation concepts. The <ion-nav-view> directive has already been explained in the first section while defining the UI Router module.

<ion-view> is another directive that should be used as a container for the content of any view. It should have a <ion-content> directive and can have header and navbar information. It defines the title of the parent ionNavBar using the view-title attribute. There are other attributes such as cache-view to enable caching, hide-back-button to define whether the back button should be displayed or not, and hide-nav-bar attribute...