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Learning Node.js for Mobile Application Development

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Learning Node.js for Mobile Application Development

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Learning Node.js for Mobile Application Development
Credits
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
14
Creating an E-Commerce Application Using the Ionic Framework
Index

Chapter 12. Working with Real-Time Data

In today's app ecosystem, real-time features of various sorts are more or less becoming staple. Chat applications (and chat features for existing apps) are ever more common, push notifications bring news and views to users without them having to look for it, and so on.

In this chapter, we will take a look at how we can incorporate some choice real-time features into our Ionic apps. We will do so by building a simple chat application without authentication, where at least two people can get together and talk about the wonders of life. In doing so, we will revisit what we learnt earlier about web sockets, as we will need to create a simple server for this end.