Yes, it could be longer, but it's not!
Let me start out by saying that this isn't a 9-hour, in-depth, comprehensive course on Angular. Instead, it's a no-nonsense guide to getting your Angular app hosted as a Progressive Web Application (PWA) as quickly as possible, and with a minimum amount of fluff.
You'll thank me for not wasting your time.
Forget the App Stores!
They are too expensive: While Google only charges a one-time $25 fee to join, Apple charges $99/year just for the privilege of hosting your apps there. And even if you are willing to pay, those companies still have veto power over the content of your application.
They are too complicated: Have you seen what's required to submit an application to either Apple or Google?
Updates are painful: Each update to a mobile App Store requires going through the entire submission problem
You risk arbitrary rejection: When submitting to an app store, it is possible that a faceless stranger might reject your app. I actually had an app rejected by Apple because, “it provided no user value.” Ouch.
It's time to say no.
As a software developer, you want your apps to reach as many people as possible, right? Which platform should you target to reach the most users possible? How about all of them? Progressive Web Apps, or PWAs, let you do just that... and without paying Google or Apple to be in their stores.
Progressive Web Apps to the Rescue
No App Store Submissions! One of my favorite reasons to choose a PWA is that there are no app store submissions. If you are building an app for the enterprise, you may not want it distributed to users outside of your organization.
Painless Updates: updating a PWA is no different than updating any other web app. Your features or bug fixes can go live as quickly as your build process allows.
What are you getting?
In this video course, I’ll show you how to take an existing Angular application and deploy it to the web as a Progressive Web Application. This will make it easy for you to target the web, iOS, and Android, all at the same time, without ever asking Google or Apple for permission.
By the end of this course, you should have all the knowledge and confidence you need to deploy your own PWA that all your potential users can enjoy.
This is the complete presentation I was planning to give at DevIntersection Orlando in April. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the entire conference was canceled. Rather than letting this important material go to waste, it seemed prudent to make it available to the general public, and at a much lower price.
If you were planning to attend DevIntersection last spring, you (or your employer) would have spent about $1500 to get in the door. Then you would have had to decide which of a dozen or so sessions to attend at any given time. It's likely you would still have missed this one, and that would be a shame.
If you were to hire a professional consultant to come train you on this content in-person, it would probably cost upwards of $2000 per day once you factor in travel costs. This might make sense for a Fortune 500 company but not for a single individual or small user group meeting.
Praise for the Book
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Greg M said PWA Made Easy
I have built one PWA prior to reading this book. I found the process before to be quite daunting. Having all of the steps in one easy to read reference makes it seem so much more simple than I thought before. Seeing how difficult it is to get into the app stores these days, this seems like a much better option! The book is very engaging and includes lessons learned that the author went through. One of the many things that makes this book stand out to me is that the author even includes a sample application you can use to get going quickly in how to set up a PWA. If you already have an application written in Angular, or in Ionic, this book will give you exactly what you need to get it hosted as a PWA that your users can "install" on their home screens. I highly recommend this if you are just as frustrated as I am with getting apps distributed through apps stores!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Claudio Del Valle Cabello said Everything you need and more!
I've been building applications with Ionic and Angular for a couple of years. By now, the process is almost automatic. I know where to look and can point out just about all usual pitfalls one might encounter along the way. However, the very fact that the process is almost second nature precluded me from understanding some parts that either previous documentation and tutorials allowed me to complete by following the steps, or that I have repeated countless times and forgotten what they were actually doing. Furthermore, the format of this book lays out the commands, sections of code, and strategies of building a PWA in a way that gives you a holistic understanding of what you need to know plus guidance if you want to look further into a particular topic. I highly recommend reading the book all the way through, even if you already have an existing PWA, but if you need a quick reference it's easy to find things and jump around the book.
Is this course for a beginner just learning mobile app development?
I recommend this course for Angular developers who want the fastest path to installing their apps on mobile devices, without dealing with the various app stores. If you are truly just starting out, I recommend starting with one of my Ionic courses.
Is the course Complete?
Yes, this course is complete. That said, one thing I love about this type of platform is that I can make incremental improvements and corrections as needed, to make sure the course stays relevant.
Regardless of the option you choose, I will also include a PDF copy of the book version of the course for a limited time.