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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

Testing on browser emulators

It is so blissful if we can test our Ionic App on different platforms and screen sizes without the hassle of deploying and installing it several times. Google Chrome, the most popular browser, has released a new device mode in their developer tools console from version 32 and above in the browser itself.

The device mode enables the developer to test any web URL on multiple screen sizes and platforms as Chrome emulates the browser userAgent, screen size, and resolutions. It also allows us to analyze the site performance on different network speeds by changing the throttle or network speed used for accessing that specific site. We can also simulate other device inputs such as touch, geolocation, and device orientation.

Overview of device mode in Chrome dev tools

In order to access all the emulators we need to start the device mode from the Chrome dev tools. Opening dev tools can be done either by going to the Chrome menu on the top right and selecting the Tools |...