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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

Ionic v2

The Ionic team has recently announced the alpha version of Ionic 2 at an Angular Connect conference in London in October 2015. The Ionic team has worked closely with the Angular 2 team to align the Ionic 2 perfectly with the Angular 2 release. This has also given the opportunity to improve the base architecture of Ionic and move towards more performant Hybrid Mobile Apps. Ionic 2 has an improved routing and navigation methodology and also an optimized way of integrating with native APIs.

New features

We will be discussing the new features in Ionic v2 briefly in this section.

Angular 2, ES6, and Typescript

As Angular 2 has decided to leverage ES6/ES2015, the latest version of JavaScript that supports classes and other exciting features, Ionic 2 apps will also be written with ES6 or Typescript. Typescript is an extended version of ES6 with the support for types. We can leverage classes, ES6 modules, decorators, arrow functions, and block scopes.

Abstracted annotations

Although Ionic 2 is...