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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

Integrating to Firebase

Firebase storage specializes in real-time communication. Firebase is best suitable for use cases such as chatting, news stream, collaboration apps, and so on. It also provides user management services and integration to social APIs.

Firebase stores the database in JSON format and maintains a single version only, which is synced for all the clients connected to it. The Firebase SDKs ensure syncing the clients and managing data locking. It even works offline and records your operations offline to be synced online later.

Few important facts about the firebase are as follows:

  • Firebase authentication is a set of features that enable your Mobile Apps to be authenticated using SDKs only. It supports standard user- and password-based authentication as well as social auth integrations with Facebook, Twitter, Github, and Google.

  • Firebase Hosting enables you to host your web apps also on Firebase's production grade cloud servers and are SSL-enabled.

  • Firebase also has a JS SDK and...