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Hybrid Mobile Development with Ionic

By : Gaurav Saini
Book Image

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 push

Ionic push allows you to send messages and alerts to a user's device. Push notifications can be triggered even when application is closed. Push notifications have now been around for a long time and are commonly used in every application. Many of you probably already have good experience with integrating GCM and APNS in the past. So here our main interest is how we can use these services from the Ionic push service. Ionic push allows you to send notifications to both platforms from a single interface or API. With the Ionic push service we can send notifications to:

  • Target users
  • Schedule notifications
  • Send contextual content
  • Attach media to notifications
  • Automatically send notifications on custom logic
  • Trigger app events with background notifications

Before we can send notifications from the Ionic push service we need to set up FCM Project and API keys. We can find the FCM server key and sender...