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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
Credits
Foreword
About the Author
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Ionic view app


It can be a herculean task to set up the development environments for each platform and build apps. Ionic creators have released this excellent Ionic view app, which can be used to test your apps during the development phase without having to install it every time.

Ionic view app is integrated with the Ionic CLI. There are simple commands in the CLI that enable you to upload the app you are developing. This platform requires the developer to create an account on the ionic.io platform, which enables free access to this service.

The Ionic view app can be downloaded from the Google Play store and the Apple app store.

The Ionic upload command

In order to run the upload command, change the directory to the Ionic Project you want to upload. From the command prompt or terminal, type the following command in the same directory position:

ionic upload

The execution of this command will lead to a prompt asking for a username and password, if not signed in already. The same username and password...