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Build Mobile Apps with Ionic 2 and Firebase

Hybrid Mobile App Development

Authors: Cheng, Fu

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  • Bypass the difficulty of developing native apps with Ionic and Firebase
  • Use HTML/JavaScript/CSS to create mobile apps requiring only one codebase for different platforms
  • Forget about maintaining your own back-end infrastructure with Firebase as the data store
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About this book

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  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 ForFront-end developers and mobile app developers

About the authors

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.

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eBook $24.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2737-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2736-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Build Mobile Apps with Ionic 2 and Firebase
Book Subtitle
Hybrid Mobile App Development
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Fu Cheng
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2737-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2737-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2736-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 252
Number of Illustrations and Tables
34 illustrations in colour
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