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Cross Platform Mobile Apps with the Ionic Framework

A talk by Troy Miles

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October 21, 2014 6:30 PM

Microsoft Office, San Diego 9255 Towne Centre Dr STE 400, San Diego, CA 92121

Microsoft Office, San Diego 9255 Towne Centre Dr STE 400, San Diego, CA 92121

What happens when you combine Google's AngularJS, the super cool JavaScript MVC Framework with Apache Cordova, the cross platform mobile framework using web technology? You get the Ionic Framework, the super sexy love child of two great frameworks. With Ionic you build mobile apps using the web technology you already know and love. Think the apps will be slow and clunky? Think again, Ionic comes out of the box with well design CSS3 classes to make beautiful and fluid apps.

Using Cordova and jQuery Mobile already? Well, with Ionic you will learn to love mobile development again. No more write-only spaghetti code, Ionic makes it easy to create clean, testable, logical mobile apps. Need to support tablet and phone in the same app? Ionic has you covered. You can create one app which will use responsive design to change its look based on the device's screen dimensions.

In this talk, I will show how easy it is to create a mobile with Ionic by building a simple but feature full app live. We will start at the command line, with one command, Ionic creates the skeleton of our app. Then using a text editor and the Chrome browser we begin building out our app. We can get it all up and running without the need for a mobile device. We will use live reload so we see our changes as soon as we make them. Once we finish, a few commands deploys our app to a simulated device.

Want to get started but heard what a pain it is to install a mobile development environment? Never fear, the Vagrant Ionic Box provides a complete Android development in a virtual environment for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. You will be up and coding in no time.

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