Build Mobile Apps with Ionic 2 and Firebase: Hybrid Mobile App Development

  • 2h 51m
  • Fu Cheng
  • Apress
  • 2017

Learn to build hybrid mobile apps using Ionic and Firebase. You'll build a Hacker News client app, which can view top stories in Hacker News, view comments of a story, add stories to favorites, etc.

This introductory guide covers the whole cycle of hybrid mobile apps development. It's organized around implementing different user stories. For each story, this book not only talks about how to implement it but also explains related Ionic and Firebase concepts in detail. Using Apache Cordova, developers can create a new type of mobile app—a hybrid mobile app.

Hybrid mobile apps actually run in an internal browser inside a wrapper created by Apache Cordova. With hybrid mobile apps, developers can have one single code base for different platforms. Developers also can use their existing web development skills.

The Ionic framework builds on top of Apache Cordova and provides out-of-box components which make developing hybrid mobile apps much easier. Ionic uses Angular as the JavaScript framework and has a nice default UI style with a similar look and feel to native apps. Firebase is a realtime database which can be accessed in web apps using JavaScript. With Build Mobile Apps with Ionic 2 and Firebase you'll discover that you just need to develop front-end code, there's no need to manage any back-end code or servers.

What You'll Learn

  • Create content-based Ionic mobile apps
  • Discover the advanced features of the Ionic framework
  • Use Firebase as a mobile app’s back-end storage
  • Build, test, and continuously delivery Ionic mobile apps
  • Publish and analyze Ionic mobile apps

Who This Book Is For

Front-end developers and mobile app developers

About the Author

Fu Cheng is a full-stack software developer living in Auckland, New Zealand with rich experience in appling best practices in real product development and strong problem solving skill. He is the author of the book Understanding Java 7: The Core Techniques and Best Practices (Simplified Chinese edition), which covers the new features of Java SE 7 and provides a deep dive of Java platform core features, including JVM internals, byte code manipulation, class loader, generics, security, concurrent programming and serialization. He is also a regular author on IBM developerWorks China and InfoQ China website with more than 50 published technical articles covering various technical topics.

In this Book

  • Getting Started
  • Languages, Frameworks, Libraries, and Tools
  • Basic App Structure
  • List Stories
  • View Story
  • View Comments
  • User Management
  • Manage Favorites
  • Share Stories
  • Common Components
  • Advanced Topics
  • End-to-End Test and Build
  • Publish