The world of mobile
development is extremely fragmented with many platforms, frameworks, and technologies available. Ionic is intended to fill that gap, by enabling developers to build apps that have a native feel to them, using web technologies such as HTML, CSS,
and AngularJS. Ionic makes it easy for front-end developers to become app developers. The framework provides superior performance with deep Cordova
integration and a comprehensive set of tools for prototyping, backend support, and deployment.
Ionic Cookbook takes you through the process of developing a cross-platform mobile app using just HTML5
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.