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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


This book is the result of four months of intensive writing and coding on the part of Rahat Khanna, a dedicated Ionic community member, experienced developer, and excellent writer. We were really happy to hear that Rahat was writing an Ionic book because we think very highly of his blog posts, which have also been very popular among members of our developer community.

The book is ideal for new Ionic developers who have some prior web development experience. The book contains code samples related to a single app that readers build as they move from chapter to chapter.

In the first few chapters, Rahat offers a solid conceptual base for Angular and for Hybrid Mobile App development in general. He teaches users how to set up a native development environment and use the Ionic command-line interface.

In later chapters, Rahat takes a deep dive into Ionic's architecture and different components. Experienced Ionic developers will appreciate his chapters on integrating backend services and mBaaS with Ionic apps.

In addition, the book touches upon Ionic Platform Services and Ionic 2's new features and migration path.

By the time they complete this book, readers will be able to build a mobile application with a native-looking user interface and interactions with device APIs and publish it to the app stores.

I began my career as a developer and built many internal Hybrid Apps for my company. I chose Ionic because it offered the only complete solution for Hybrid Mobile App development, which allows me to focus on development; whereas Ionic handled architecture and design. Ionic offers a complete ecosystem to build performant, beautiful mobile apps using a single code base, which saves organization's both money and time and allows them to leverage the existing skills of their web developers.

As a core team member of Ionic and Ionic's developer advocate, I travel around the U.S. to speak about Ionic and teach developers how to use it. I hope that you find this book to be a great introduction to Ionic and also a way to build upon your existing skills.

Mike Harlington

Providence, Rhode Island