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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)


Angular is the core of Ionic and most of the work with respect to authentication and authorization will be handled in code. There are mainly two ways of implementing server side authentication for frontend applications. You look at the Ionic app as an Angular frontend application. All of what we will cover can be treated as common and can be used on the Web as well as Ionic-based hybrid applications.
Mainly there are two ways that we can usually handle authentication:

  • Token-based
  • Cookie-based

Token based authentication

Token based authentication is a newer approach of authentication in many web applications. In this approach authentication is successful when a user proves the server of their validity by passing the user token, which then is verified...