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Ionic Framework By Example

By : Sani Yusuf
Book Image

Ionic Framework By Example

By: Sani Yusuf

Overview of this book

Change doesn’t have to be challenging. Sometimes it can be simple – sometimes it just makes sense. With Ionic, mobile development has never been so simple, so elegant and obvious. By helping developers to harness AngularJS and HTML5 for mobile development, it’s the perfect framework for anyone obsessed with performance, and anyone that understands just how important a great user experience really is. This book shows you how to get started with Ionic framework immediately. But it doesn’t just give you instructions and then expect you to follow them. Instead it demonstrates what Ionic is capable of through three practical projects you can follow and build yourself. From a basic to-do list app, a London tourist app, to a complete social media app, all three projects have been designed to help you learn Ionic at its very best. From setting up your project to developing on both the server side and front end, and best practices for testing and debugging your projects, you’ll quickly become a better mobile developer, delivering high performance mobile apps that look awesome. Ionic Framework by Example is for people who don’t want to learn now, build later – it’s for people who want to learn and build at the same time – so they can meet today’s mobile development challenges head on and deliver better products than anyone else.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)

The Ionic tabs application

Tabs are a very common menu system in mobile apps. They provide users with a simple yet effective way to create independent views in an app that sort of act like apps within an app.

The preceding screenshot is a view of a sample Ionic tabs application. One great feature that a tabbed menu system provides is the ability to maintain the independent context within each individual tab menu. No matter where you are in the application, you always have the option of switching to another tab at any point. Navigation history is another feature that the tabs menu provides. You are able to navigate to different views within each tab, and you do not lose this navigation history when you switch back and forth between any tab menu. Now that we have some clarity about what the tabs application entails, let's go ahead and create a brand new tab application and look in detail at how it operates.

Creating an Ionic tabs application

Creating an Ionic tabs application is not too different...