Ionic is an HTML5 mobile app development framework targeted at building hybrid mobile apps. Hybrid apps are essentially small websites running in a browser shell in an app that has access to the native platform layer. Hybrid apps have many benefits over pure native apps, specifically in terms of platform support, the peed of development, and access to 3rd party code. The ionic framework enables you to build mobile user interfaces with native look and feel which are very similar to the natively built Android and iOS apps. So, let’s have look at how can you build the mobile app with Ionic.

Ionic framework is a HTML5 mobile application development framework focused at building cross platform mobile applications. Hybrid applications are basically little sites running in a program shell in an application that approach the local stage layer. Hybrid mobile applications have numerous advantages over unadulterated native applications, particularly as far as stage bolster, the peed of improvement, and access to outsider code. The ionic structure empowers you to assemble versatile UIs with the local look and feel which are fundamentally the same as the locally constructed Android and iOS applications. Thus, how about we take a gander at how might you fabricate portable application with Ionic.

Set Up your Development Environment

  • Operating System

You can utilize OS X, Windows and Linux to create Android applications. Be that as it may, in the event that you need to fabricate iOS applications, you'll require OS X, which implies you'll require an iMac or MacBook.
  • XCode

XCode is the entire developer toolset for building Mac, iPhone, and iPad applications, including the Xcode IDE, execution investigation instruments, iOS Simulator, and the OS X and iOS SDKs.
  • Android Studio

Android Studio contains the Android IDE, Android SDK, and Emulator.
  • Sublime Text

You can utilize any content tool you like for building up your application however my most loved manager for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is Sublime Text. There is a considerable measure of exceptionally supportive modules/bundles accessible that make this supervisor so astounding.
  • Node Package Manager

We will require the Node Package Manager (npm) order line device to introduce Cordova and the Ionic Framework. This instrument is incorporated into the Node.js establishment.

Mockup with Ionic Creator  

User Interface

The Ionic Framework contains UI parts that you can use to fabricate your application. These are adaptable to CSS. There are 2 different ways to begin with building your application:
  • Create from a template
  • Create a mockup in Ionic Creator

Ionic Creator

Ionic Creator is a web application that empowers you to make the perspectives for your application in a simplified interface. When you're done making your perspectives you can send out them to code and utilize it in your application.

Export the code

There are 3 ways to export the code from Ionic Creator:
  • Ionic CLI
  • ZIP file
  • Raw HTML

Fix the Styles

The produced code has some particular iOS styling in it, on the <body> and <ion-nav-back-button> components. This styling shouldn't be in the code and will make the application look odd on an Android gadget, so expel it. Amid development, it's a great deal less demanding to test your application in the work area program than to test it on a cell phone. Investigating your code when it's running on a gadget or emulator isn't fun, so you're in an ideal situation utilizing your program's Developer Tools for that. The Ionic CLI makes it super-simple to test in the program.

Ionic Lab

You can likewise utilize the ionic serve charge to see the iOS and Android variants of your application besides each other in the program. This is called Ionic Lab and it bolsters live-reload too, how cool is that!

Include iOS and Android Platforms

Before we examine testing in emulators and on genuine gadgets; the iOS and Android.

Test in an Emulator

You ought to dependably test your application on genuine gadgets, on the grounds that an emulator can't ensure that your application will work a similar path on a genuine gadget. Be that as it may, emulators are exceptionally useful when you need to perceive how your application would carry on different gadgets and different adaptations of the gadget's Operating System.

Test on a Mobile Device

To test on your android smartphone, you'll need to interface it to the PC with a USB link. In the event that you need to run your application on an iOS gadget, you'll require an Apple iOS Developer Account and set up your testaments in XCode. For Android you're not required to get an engineering record to run it on a gadget, however, you'll require it when you need to distribute to the Google Play store.

Ionic View

Ionic View is a mobile application that is accessible on iOS and Android and it enables you to see applications that are transferred to the Ionic server. To transfer your application, go to your application envelope, for our situation that is DinnerApp, and run this summon:

Ionic transfer

The first occasion when you run this order you'll be requested to sign in or make a record. At the point when it's finished transferring the application, you'll see the message Successfully transferred (identifier), the identifier between the brackets is your application ID in Ionic View. Once your application is transferred, sign in on the Ionic View application on your cell phone and you'll see your application showed there. Tap on it and pick DOWNLOAD APP in the menu. At the point when that is done, you can pick VIEW APP to stack your application.