This course will teach you how to develop web-hybrid mobile applications for Android and iOS using Ionic Framework. We'll look at what is necessary to configure Ionic Framework on your Windows, Linux or Macintosh computer and develop visually pleasing applications with minimal amounts of code and design skills necessary.
Ionic Framework 101 is designed to be a quickstart for beginners looking to develop mobile applications. As a course goal, we'll create a fully functional URL shortener using the skills we developed through the span of the course.
Students will know more about the instructor and his background on developing mobile Android and iOS applications with Ionic Framework.
Students will learn about what Ionic Framework is and how it relates to other technologies like Apache Cordova or PhoneGap.
Students will learn how to start an Ionic Framework project from scratch and further develop it into a feature-rich mobile application. By the end of the course students will have developed a URL shortening application that uses the free TinyURL RESTful API.
What do we know about Ionic Framework and how it relates to other technologies? How will this course benefit any future mobile development that we do?
Students will learn how to install Ionic Framework and all the dependencies necessary for building applications. Such dependencies include Apache Cordova and the Node Package Manager (NPM).
Students will download the latest Android SDK as well as any related platform tools necessary for building Android applications.
Students learn how to create a new Ionic Framework project from one of the existing templates using a Terminal or Command Prompt.
Test if you remember how to configure Ionic Framework on a new machine as well as other things like creating a new project.
Students will be knowledgeable about what Ionic Framework components exist beyond the scope of this course and how to get information about them.
Students will learn how to add list items to the Ionic Framework list view component.
Students will learn how to make list items swipe-able in an Ionic Framework list view component.
Students will learn how to use the IonIcons font package provided by Ionic Framework to add icons to their project that closely resemble those in standard Android and iOS applications.
Students will learn how to design AngularJS controllers to better meet the needs for logic in their Ionic Framework application.
Students will learn how to add multiple views (screens) to their application and navigate between them in an appropriate fashion.
Students will learn how to asynchronously perform tasks and return data based on their success.
Students will learn how to make GET and POST HTTP requests to available RESTful APIs.
Not all data can or should be accessed via an API. Students will learn how to launch the device web browser to view websites external to the application.
Student knowledge will be tested in regards to adding native devices features to their Ionic Framework application.
Students will learn how to use the minimalistic TinyURL RESTful API for shortening URLs that can be distributed on social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook.
The URLs we shrink need to be displayed somewhere. Students will take their knowledge of the Ionic Framework list view and put it to use.
Students will learn how to create a basic form with data that gets sent to a function upon submit.
Students will know how to take their knowledge on $http RESTful requests and apply it towards a real API. In this case, students will learn how to shrink URLs with the TinyURL API.
Students will learn how store API data to prevent having to continuously make requests that use cellular data or use up API request quotas.
Students will learn how to validate saved website URLs and then launch them in the device web browser.
Students will learn how to make use of the swipe-able list items to implement delete functionality for removing particular URLs from the list.
How do we do various tasks like removing items from a list view or shrinking URLs using the TinyURL API? Questions about what we've learned when building our first app.
Students will learn how to take their project and build a version of it for Android as well as iOS (provided they are using a Mac).
Students will learn how to simulate the Android version of their application in a simulator superior to what ships with the Android SDK. Students will also learn how to test their application in an iOS simulator.
Students will learn how to check for bugs or troubleshoot in the Android version of their Ionic Framework mobile application.
Be tested to see if you remember how to build and application, test it with tools like Genymotion, and troubleshoot it for bugs or errors.
Nic Raboy is an application developer who has released several mobile applications to both iTunes and Google Play and is a part of several major projects. He is a polyglot programmer that is proficient in Node, Java, Ionic Framework, AngularJS, NoSQL, and Android.
The applications he has released to iTunes and Google Play were developed using either native code or hybrid technologies like Ionic Framework making him qualified to share his experiences to other developers.