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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

Demystifying mBaaS

More and more Mobile Apps are being developed at every passing second, but they also die out as fast as they appear. The average life of an app on the mobile of a user is just three months. If we spend a lot of money and effort in developing a backend for every app including the REST API, authentication service, login service, and so on, it is not justified. The mobile backend needs special services such as a multi-platform Push Notification service, analytics service, logging service, and so on. It is very tedious to develop these for each and every app you make, so certain IT companies started providing mobile backends as a service on the cloud.

The mBaaS services connect the cloud storage to Mobile Apps using custom SDKs or REST APIs. They also provide supplementary services such as Push Notification services, User Management, Social Networking services, and so on. A few popular mBaaS services are:

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