by azharullah shariff (@azharullah) on Thursday, 12 January 2017

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Abstract

Ionic is a complete open-source SDK that helps you build native-feeling mobile apps using web technologies like HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Ionic is focused mainly on the look and feel, and UI interaction of your app. Built on top of AngularJS and Apache Cordova, Ionic provides tools and services for developing hybrid mobile apps. Apps can be built with these web technologies and then distributed through native app stores to be installed on devices by leveraging Cordova.

Ionic apps work on devices running iOS 8+, Android 4.4+, Windows 10 and Blackberry 10. Ionic is a great solution for creating both mobile web apps and native apps as the apps are built in very clean and modular way, so it’s very maintainable and easy to update. It also has one the best developers community with around 5 million developers and 100 meetup groups in 200 countries with more than 3.1 million apps already developed.

This talk/workshop intends to give the audience an introduction to hybrid mobile app development and it’s advantages. They would hopefully be able to get hold of the working of the framework and deploy a simple ionic app by the end of the workshop.

Outline

The talk would begin with briefing of hybrid mobile apps and their working. It would then be followed by a quick run through the basics of AngularJS required for Ionic. Then we would jump into building a minimal ionic app and deploying it to an android device.
Here is a brief outline of the workshop:
1. Native vs Hybrid mobile app development
2. What Ionic is and how it works
3. Why Ionic over other hybrid app development frameworks
4. A quick run through Angular JS
5. Developing a sample Ionic app and testing it on an Android device

Requirements

A laptop with the ‘Java JDK’ and ‘Android SDK’ installed (for the android device deployment) is recommended, though not required as we would be still able to test the app in our browser.
The participants are expected to know the basics of HTML and Javascript.

Speaker bio

I’m Md. Azharullah Shariff, a final year undergrad at the National Institute of Technology, Calicut. I’m a developer by passion and have a significant experience developing and deploying websites, working with full-stack technologies and frameworks. I’m a Linux enthusiast and a part of the team that handles the servers of Computer Science department at NIT Calicut.

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    [-] Quỳnh Nguyễn (@anna-quynh) a day ago

    Hi, thank for your share! Building App use the Ionic platform is very difficult. We have to go through a lot of steps, then have to sign App types. Then, up to Google Play and App store. There are so many mobile app development tools out there today it can help you creat an App easier. The tools that I feel perfect Deployapp. Fist you just upload your ionic source in formatted ZIP’s file, then No-code, change Settings, customize something in your app and finally, Deploy your app, download & test app or submit your app to Google Play or Apple Store when it is ready
    http://deployapp.net/

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