Firebase

Hosting an Ionic PWA with Firebase Hosting

Part 1: Building a Cryptocurrency Price Tracker PWA in Ionic Part 2: Preparing a Progressive Web Application for Production Part 3: Hosting a Progressive Web Application with Firebase Hosting (this tutorial) In the past couple of tutorials, we have been working on building a cryptocurrency price tracking application as a progressive web application in Ionic. […]

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Preparing a Progressive Web Application for Production

Part 1: Building a Cryptocurrency Price Tracker PWA in Ionic Part 2: Preparing a Progressive Web Application for Production (this tutorial) Part 3: Hosting a Progressive Web Application with Firebase Hosting In the previous tutorial, we walked through building a simple cryptocurrency tracker application using Ionic. The purpose of this tutorial series is to build […]

Angular vs Vue

Learning Vue for Ionic/Angular Developers – Part 3

Learning Vue for Ionic/Angular Developers – Part 1: Vue Syntax vs Angular Syntax Learning Vue for Ionic/Angular Developers – Part 2: Navigation Learning Vue for Ionic/Angular Developers – Part 3: Services/Providers and HTTP Requests (this tutorial) Learning Vue for Ionic/Angular Developers – Part 4: Storing Data with Local Storage, IndexedDB, WebSQL, and SQLite Learning Vue […]

Angular vs Vue

Learning Vue for Ionic/Angular Developers – Part 2

Learning Vue for Ionic/Angular Developers – Part 1: Vue Syntax vs Angular Syntax Learning Vue for Ionic/Angular Developers – Part 2: Navigation (this tutorial) Learning Vue for Ionic/Angular Developers – Part 3: Services/Providers and HTTP Requests Learning Vue for Ionic/Angular Developers – Part 4: Storing Data with Local Storage, IndexedDB, WebSQL, and SQLite Learning Vue […]

Angular vs Vue

Learning Vue for Ionic/Angular Developers – Part 1

Learning Vue for Ionic/Angular Developers – Part 1: Vue Syntax vs Angular Syntax (this tutorial) Learning Vue for Ionic/Angular Developers – Part 2: Navigation Learning Vue for Ionic/Angular Developers – Part 3: Services/Providers and HTTP Requests Learning Vue for Ionic/Angular Developers – Part 4: Storing Data with Local Storage, IndexedDB, WebSQL, and SQLite Learning Vue […]

Ionic in Other Frameworks

Using Ionic with Any Framework (or None at All)

Last week, I released an article that discussed Stencil and the impact that it will have on the Ionic framework. The key point is that Stencil is being used to rebuild all of Ionic’s components as web components, which will remove Ionic’s dependence on Angular. This does not mean that Ionic is moving away from […]

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Advanced Guide to the Ionic Framework

Once you’ve got the basics of Ionic down then all you have left to learn is… everything else. It’s hard to clearly define where your time would be best spent once you are past the basics – there’s not much point in slogging through tutorial after tutorial implementing different kinds of components and plugins. Once […]

Web Animation API with Ionic

High Performance Animations in Ionic

It is a common misconception that web-based mobile applications like those built with Ionic are not capable of creating performant animations. The fact that an application built with Ionic runs inside of a browser does make it harder to create performant animations, but if you are aware of some common pitfalls when it comes to […]

Web Animation API with Ionic

Animating from the Void: Enter and Exit Animations in Ionic

Last week I wrote a tutorial that covered how to create a simple add to cart animation using the Angular animations library (which is based on the Web Animations API). To quickly recap, creating animations with the Angular animations library involves creating “triggers” with “states” that define a set of styles and then defining “transitions” […]

Web Animation API with Ionic

Add to Cart with the Web Animations API in Ionic

As well as looking cool, animations are best used in applications when they serve a purpose. Animations are great for conveying a range of concepts (direction, anticipation, emotions) and one particularly useful feature of animations is that they draw the attention of the user. Our eyes are naturally drawn to movement, and so animations are […]

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Setting up Custom Components in Ionic

It’s not immediately obvious how to go about setting up custom components that you have added to your Ionic application. In this video, we discuss a few different methods we can use to make our components available to use, and some of the pros and cons of each approach. Here’s the video: What to watch […]

Ionic Backends

Integrating a Backend with Ionic

I often see questions like “How do I use PHP/MySQL in Ionic?” or “Does Ionic work with X backend?” – these are reasonable questions, but it indicates a big misconception as to how integrating a backend with Ionic works. The technology that is used on the backend is completely irrelevant, as the backend and the […]