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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 cloud services


Mobile Apps have evolved from simple games or calculator apps to become more like communities and platforms for social engagement. All popular Mobile Apps must have features such as social sharing, collaboration, and Push Notifications these days. These features, if developed for each Mobile App, can account for a lot of effort. Ionic has launched this cloud platform ionic.io, which provides cloud services to be integrated into existing Ionic Apps using SDKs for each platform. A signup is required for using all these products and services on ionic.io.

Ionic Creator

Ionic Creator is an online GUI wizard to create Ionic Apps using a drag and drop utility. We have already discussed Ionic Creator in detail in Chapter 3, Start Building Your First Ionic App. Ionic Creator can also be used to design a few of the views for your app.

Ionic Creator can manage multiple views and also manage the links between different views. It provides an easy-to-use interface to drag and drop components...