Book Image

Getting Started with Ionic

By : Rahat Khanna
Book Image

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 ngCordova to Ionic App

ngCordova is a JS library that acts as an Angular wrapper to all Cordova plugins. Angular has its own architectural style and hence Cordova plugins do not fit directly into an Ionic App. ngCordova makes it super easy for Ionic developers to call JS methods for Cordova plugins and process the data input.

ngCordova is available as a JS file, which can be added to your project using Bower if it is being used as a dependency management system. The bower command to install the specific ngCordova dependency into your Ionic App is as follows:

$ bower install ngCordova

The ngCordova JS file can also be directly downloaded from the GitHub website, There will be two files in the dist folder, ng-cordova.js and ng-cordova.min.js. You can include the reference to one of these files in the index.html file of your Ionic App using the following code:

<script src="lib/ngCordova/dist/ng-cordova.min.js">
<script src="cordova...