Hoc Phan is a software developer with a strong focus on frontend development and cloud computing. He has worked for both startups and large companies and frequently speaks at local meetups, industry events, and conferences. Hoc has been developing mobile apps using jQuery Mobile for many years and was an early adopter of Ionic Framework.
His first ebook was Full Stack Mobile App with Ionic Framework which was very well received. In the future, he plans to continue the “cookbook” format with Ionic 2 and beyond.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Authenticate users using an e-mail password, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn
Retrieve data and store it using Firebase
Access native device functionalities such as a camera, contact list, e-mail, and maps using ngCordova
Work with localStorage and SQLite for persistent data access on the client side
Communicate to and from your app using push notifications or SMS
Leverage AngularJS events and Ionic-specific events to communicate across pages, controllers, and directives
Customize the color and theme of your Ionic app
Create new custom directives as components
Compile your app for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone
You will start with an introduction to the CLI and then move on to building and running an app. You will explore common features of real-world mobile apps such as authenticating a user, and getting and saving data using either Firebase or Local Storage. Next, the book covers how Ionic integrates with Cordova to support native device features using ngCordova, and you will discover how to take advantage of existing modules around its ecosystem. You will also delve into advanced topics, including how to extend Ionic to create new components. Finally, the book will walk you through customizing the Ionic theme and building the app so that it can be deployed to all platforms.
STYLE AND APPROACH
This book follows a recipe-based approach to cross-platform mobile app development, where each task is explained in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. Every topic explains individual features or components of Ionic, and provides extra details for readers to come up with custom solutions based on real-world applications.
TABLE OF CONTENT
CREATING OUR FIRST APP WITH IONIC
MANAGING STATES AND NAVIGATION
ADDING DEVICE FEATURES SUPPORT
OFFLINE DATA STORAGE
HANDLING GESTURES AND EVENTS
APP THEME CUSTOMIZATION
EXTENDING IONIC WITH YOUR OWN COMPONENTS
USER REGISTRATION AND AUTHENTICATION
SAVING AND LOADING DATA USING FIREBASE
FINALIZING YOUR APPS FOR DIFFERENT PLATFORMS
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