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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

Remote debugging

There are times when the Mobile Apps being tested do not need to be connected to your development machine. Hybrid Apps mostly run JavaScript code, so the debugging is done mostly on the JS console. The remote debugging can be done using two ways, one using Chrome's remote web inspector tool and the other using a free tool called jsconsole.

Remote debugging using Chrome dev tools

Chrome enables a special remote debugging protocol for iOS and Android devices. It helps you see the logs remotely for your Ionic App running in a browser or as an app on your devices. In Android, the remote debugging is enabled for Chrome and also WebViews in apps. In iOS, remote debugging is enabled for your Ionic App running in Safari.

Android debugging

The basic requirements are Chrome 32 or later on the development machine, a USB cable to connect to the machine, and the latest Chrome for Android on the device itself. The steps to be followed are given here:

  • USB debugging should be enabled on your...