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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 5. Accessorizing Your App with Ionic Components

We have learnt to build the skeleton and base for a Mobile App. An actual app would contain multiple use cases and complex views, which would include many more elements and components. Ionic Framework equips developers with a multitude of reusable components and directives that they can use to develop apps rapidly. There are two categories of reusable components: CSS components for styling elements, and JS components for logic and interactions. The topics we will be discussing in this chapter are:

  • Ionic CSS components

    • Header and footer

    • Buttons

    • Lists

    • Cards

    • Forms

    • Input elements

    • Tabs

    • Grid

    • Utility styles

  • Ionic JS components

    • Actionsheet

    • Backdrop

    • Form inputs

    • Gestures and events

    • Lists

    • Loading

    • Modal

    • Popover and popup

    • Spinner

  • Miscellaneous components

We will learn about the usage and examples of each of the mentioned components.