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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

Miscellaneous components

There are some extra utility and miscellaneous components available in Ionic Framework. The components can be in the form of directives or services.


It is a utility service used to retrieve the position of DOM elements. This can be used to position elements absolutely over the screen. It has two methods available, position and offset, which fetch the position relative to its parent or relative to the document respectively. The methods return an object containing the properties top, left, width, and height.


Ionic has a lot of default configurations and styles for different platforms. For example, in iOS, the tab bar is shown below by default, and in Android, the tab bar is shown on top. The Ionic platform exposes a provider to manage these configurations, which is called $ionicConfigProvider. This provider can be used during the config phase of your Angular app. The configuration is, by default, set for the specific platform.

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