I have looked at previous topics and read through them but I am still cloudy on how all this works. Ionic is a middleware correct ? that gives access to functionalities such as camera - swipe - pull down to refresh using apache’s cordova and some css features etc … If that is correct, where does nodejs fit in all this ?
The first requirement to install ionic is to install node however the ionic project directory does not contain node modules directory. Is packages.json is file for node modules ? I was hoping to install express and have it connect to a remote mongo server for data. Should I just use firebase ? The previous posts I have looked through I saw a huge positive feedback for firebase. It seems a bit expensive though… I’d appreciate some feedback on that as well. Going back to the topic… Let’s say I want to install a node module ( ex: express ) where do I put that dependency?
I am a beginner so I hope I am clear with my questions and they are not far off. I really appreciate all the help. Thank you!