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Learning Ionic, Second Edition - Second Edition

By : Arvind Ravulavaru
Book Image

Learning Ionic, Second Edition - Second Edition

By: Arvind Ravulavaru

Overview of this book

Ionic makes it incredibly easy to build beautiful and interactive mobile apps using HTML5, SCSS, and Angular. Ionic also makes app development easier, faster, and more fun. This hands-on guide will help you understand the Ionic framework and how you can leverage it to create amazing real-time applications. We begin by covering the essential features of Angular 2, and then dive straight into how Ionic fits in today’s world of hybrid app development and give you a better understanding of the mobile hybrid architecture along the way. Further on, you will learn how to work with Ionic decorators, services, and components, which will allow you to build complex apps using the Ionic framework. We will take a look at theming Ionic apps using the built-in SCSS setup. After that, we will explore Ionic Native, and you will learn how to integrate device-specific features, such as notifications, with the Ionic app. To complete our learning, we will be building a Rider app, using Ionic and Uber API, to book a ride. Next, you will learn how to unit test, end-to-end test, monkey test, and execute device testing on AWS Device farm. Then, we will take a look at migrating the existing Ionic 1 apps to Ionic 2 and deploy them to the App Store. The final chapter on Ionic 3 wraps up this book by explaining the new features of Ionic 3 at the time of writing this book. By the end of this book, you will be able to develop, deploy, and manage hybrid mobile applications built with Cordova, Ionic, and Angular. All the examples in this book are valid for both Ionic 2 and Ionic 3.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Config service

This service lets you configure and set up app-specific preferences.

To customize the look and feel of the app across platforms or within the same platform for various components, we use the config service.

To understand this service better, we will scaffold a new app and work with it. Run the following:

ionic start -a "Example 10" -i app.example.ten example10 tabs --v2

And then run ionic serve --lab.

This will run the tabs app in the lab view, where we can see the Android iOS and Windows apps side by side.

We can view the Ionic app in any of the three platform views by using the following URLs as well:
iOS: http://localhost:8100/?ionicplatform=ios
Android: http://localhost:8100/?ionicplatform=android
Windows: http://localhost:8100/?ionicplatform=windows

And we should see something like this:

Config is set up on the @NgModule. If we open example10/src/app/app.module.ts, we should find the...