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Hybrid Mobile Development with Ionic

By : Gaurav Saini
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Hybrid Mobile Development with Ionic

By: Gaurav Saini

Overview of this book

Ionic is an open source, front-end framework that allows you to develop hybrid mobile apps without any native-language hassle for each platform. It offers a library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS, and JS components for building highly interactive mobile apps. This book will help you to develop a complete, professional and quality mobile application with Ionic Framework. You will start the journey by learning to configure, customize, and migrate Ionic 1x to 3x. Then, you will move on to Ionic 3 components and see how you can customize them according to your applications. You will also implement various native plugins and integrate them with Ionic and Ionic Cloud services to use them optimally in your application. By this time, you will be able to create a full-fledged e-commerce application. Next, you will master authorization, authentication, and security techniques in Ionic 3 to ensure that your application and data are secure. Further, you will integrate the backend services such as Firebase and the Cordova iBeacon plugin in your application. Lastly, you will be looking into Progressive Web Applications and its support with Ionic, with a demonstration of an offline-first application. By the end of the book, you will not only have built a professional, hybrid mobile application, but will also have ensured that your app is secure and performance driven.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)

Ionic DB

Ionic DB is the most recent addition in Ionic Cloud services. IonicDB is used to securely store your application data remotely. It integrates well with Auth so users can securely store their data and retrieve it in real time. We will be fetching data in our application from IonicDB and for that we all set to integrate it directly as we have already installed and configured cloud client. Some important features of IonicDB are:

  • JSON style document storage
  • Real-time data updation
  • Authentication and permission manages the read/write privileges.

We will start with creating a database for our application in the dashboard and adding specific collections to it. Collections are a group of documents that are identified by a unique key stored in the id field. You can also think collections similar to what we have tables in relational database. We will be creating some initial collections categories, parent_categories...