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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 JS components

CSS is used for styling mobile components but JavaScript is used to write logic and create the user experience in a Hybrid App. Ionic has reusable Angular directives that help developers create smooth mobile-specific experiences. Apart from directives, Ionic also has controllers and services in its library to help create mobile-specific components. We will be discussing the most important components in this section of the chapter.

Actionsheet – $ionicActionSheet

The actionsheet component is a sliding panel that comes from the bottom and can contain multiple buttons intended to perform some actions in the Mobile App. This component has been inspired from the actionsheet component in iOS. $ionicActionSheet is a service in Ionic Library that can be injected in any controller and initiated using the show method.

The show method inputs a set of options mentioned in the following table to control the actionsheet component.


A new isolated scope is created when the show method...