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Ionic Framework By Example

By : Sani Yusuf
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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)


Before we begin this chapter, it is very important that we understand the technology we are going to be using to integrate our backend. The technology in question is called Firebase. Firebase is a technology that lets us store real-time data. Unlike traditional backend databases where you need a server running, you do not need to have a hosted server with Firebase.

All you need to get going with Firebase is an active Google account and you are good to go. Let's set up a new Firebase account.

If you do not have a Google account, you can create one by visiting

Setting up a new Firebase account

The first thing you need to do to set up your Firebase account is go to the Firebase website, which is

You should see a screen that looks like what we have in the following screenshot:

Once this is done, you should see a button labeled Sign Up With Google on the top right-hand corner.

When you click this button, you should see a Gmail window asking you...