This book is aimed at advanced developers who are looking to harness the power of Play 2.x. This book will also be useful for professionals looking to dive deeper into web development. Play 2 .x is an excellent framework to accelerate your learning of advanced topics.
With this book, you will learn hybrid mobile application development using Ionic. This book uses Cordova 5.0.0, Ionic CLI 1.5.0, and Ionic 1.0.0 to explain the concepts and build apps. To begin with, the book helps you understand where Ionic fits in today's world. Then, you will dive deep into Ionic CSS components and Ionic-AngularJS directives and services. You will also examine theming Ionic apps using the built-in SCSS setup. Next, you will learn to build an Ionic client for a secure REST API, where you will implement user authentication and token-based development. Cordova and ngCordova will be explored, and you will learn how you can integrate device-specific features such as a camera and Geolocation with an Ionic app. We will wrap up the book by building a messaging app, which deals with talking to Firebase (a real-time data store), as well as device features. By the end of this book, you will be able to develop a hybrid mobile application from start to finish, and generate device-specific installers.
An end–to-end journey, empowering you to build real-time, scalable, and interactive mobile applications with the Ionic framework About This Book Develop engaging mobile experiences with a native-looking UI in Ionic and AngularJS. Use out-of-the-box Ionic functionalities, customize existing components, and add new components with this comprehensive course. Learn Ionic by creating three complete mobile applications Who This Book Is For If you are a web developer who wants to build hybrid mobile app development using the Ionic framework, then this comprehensive course is best-suited for you. What You Will Learn Get to know about Hybrid Apps and AngularJS Set up a development environment to build Hybrid Apps Navigate around components and routing in Ionic Authenticate users using an e-mail password, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn Retrieve data and store it using Firebase Access native device functionalities such as the camera, contact list, e-mail, and maps using NG-Cordova Integrate PhoneGap plugins with NG-Cordova Test your apps to improve and optimize performance In Detail Hybrid Apps are a promising choice in mobile app development to achieve cost-effectiveness and rapid development. Ionic has evolved as the most popular choice for Hybrid Mobile App development as it tends to match the native experience and provides robust components/tools to build apps. The Ionic Complete Developers course takes you on an end–to-end journey, empowering you to build real-time, scalable, and interactive mobile applications with the Ionic framework. Starting with an introduction to the Ionic framework to get you up and running, you will gradually move on to setting up the environment, and work through the multiple options and features available in Ionic to build amazing hybrid mobile apps. You will learn how to use Cordova plugins to include native functionality in your hybrid apps. You will work through three complete projects and build a basic to-do list app, a London tourist app, and a complete social media app. All three projects have been designed to help you learn Ionic at its very best. From setting up your project to developing on both the server side and front end, and best practices for testing and debugging your projects, you'll quickly be able to deliver high-performance mobile apps that look awesome. You will then hone your skills with recipes for cross-platform development. Integrating Ionic with Cordova will bring you native device features, and you will learn about the best modules from its ecosystem. Creating components and customizing the theme will allow you to extend Ionic. You'll see how to build your app to deploy to all platforms to make you a confident start-to-finish mobile developer. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Getting Started with Ionic – by Rahat Khanna Ionic by Example – by Sani Yusuf Ionic Cookbook – by Hoc Phan Style and approach This course shows you how to get up and running with the Ionic framework. It doesn't just give you instructions, expecting you to follow them. Instead, with a hands-on approach, it demonstrates what Ionic is capable of through a series of practical projects that you can build yourself.
Learn how to build app store-ready hybrid apps with the Ionic 2, the framework built on top of Apache Cordova (formerly PhoneGap) and Angular. This practical guide shows you how to use Ionic’s tools and services to develop apps with HTML, CSS, and TypeScript, rather than rely on platform-specific solutions found in Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Author Chris Griffith takes you step-by-step through Ionic’s powerful collection of UI components, and then helps you use it to build three cross-platform mobile apps. Whether you’re new to this framework or have been working with Ionic 1, this book is ideal for beginning, intermediate, and advanced web developers. Understand what a hybrid mobile app is, and what comprises a basic Ionic application Learn how Ionic leverages Apache Cordova, Angular, and TypeScript to create native mobile applications Create a Firebase-enabled to-do application that stores data across multiple clients Build a tab-based National Park explorer app with Google Map integration Develop a weather app with the Darksky weather API and Google’s GeoCode API Debug and test your app to resolve issues that arise during development Walk through steps for deploying your app to native app stores Learn how Ionic can be used to create Progressive Web Apps
Explore key scenarios required for building quality Ionic apps quickly and easily and bring them to the iOS and Android mobile ecosystem. Learn Ionic 2 explains various techniques to quickly integrate third-party back end systems. With this short guide, you'll benefit from practical examples of implementing authentication and authorization, connecting to social media, integrating with payment gateway, and analytics integration. This book presents solutions to the challenges faced during the development process of these tasks. Validation is essential to the survival and eventual success of any startup. You validate your business idea by placing a product in the hands of your customers and getting them to interact with it. The Ionic framework makes this possible. What You'll Learn: Master end-to-end hybrid application development Create user management modules including signup, login, and forgotten passwords Use analytics to evaluate an application using Ionic Framework Who This Book Is For: Tech entrepreneurs and businessmen with ideas
Build real-time, scalable, and interactive mobile apps with the Ionic framework About This Book Create amazing, cross-platform hybrid native apps using a projects-based approach Discover ways to make the best use of the latest features in Ionic to build on a wide array of applications This is the right learning curve for you if you want to take the leap from an intermediate-level to a pro front-end developer with Ionic Who This Book Is For This book is for intermediate-level Ionic developers who have some experience in working with Ionic, but don't yet have a complete idea how powerful Ionic can be to create real-time apps with dynamic functionality. What You Will Learn Get to grips with the features of Ionic for application development Build a Chat app with Firebase and Ionic Make a stock tracking app using the third-party REST API and build its layouts with Ionic Navigation and Pages Use Cordova plugins with Ionic to build a media player app Create a production-ready application by using Ionic components, services, and Firebase as a back end Get to know the best practices to create real-time Ionic applications In Detail Ionic 2, the latest version of Ionic Mobile SDK, is built on the top of latest technologies such as Angular 2, TypeScript, SASS, and lot more. The idea behind Ionic 2 is to make the entire app development process even more fun. This book makes it possible to build fun and engaging apps using Ionic 2. You will learn how to use various Ionic components, integrate external services, derive capabilities, and most importantly how to make professional apps with Ionic 2. It will help you in understanding the fundamentals of Ionic 2 app development and will show how to build applications, gradually increasing your capabilities and the complexity of applications so that you can learn Ionic app development in a consistent and convenient way. You will also explore services such as Firebase, using LocalStorage, the WordPress JSON API, and REST API, which will help you turn your next billion dollar idea into reality. By the end of this book, you will be able to proudly call yourself a pro Ionic developer who can create a host of different apps with Ionic, and you'll have a deeper practical understanding of Ionic. Style and approach A practical project-based approach helps you create five-six different apps on your own using the various features of Ionic in each project.
Bring realism to your games by mastering post-processing effects and advanced shading techniques in Unity 2018 Key Features Learn the secrets of creating AAA quality shaders without writing long algorithms Master shader programming through easy-to-follow examples Create stunning visual effects that can be used in 3D games Book Description Since their introduction to Unity, shaders have been seen as notoriously difficult to understand and implement in games. Complex mathematics has always stood in the way of creating your own shaders and attaining the level of realism you crave. Unity 2018 Shaders and Effects Cookbook changes that by giving you a recipe-based guide to creating shaders using Unity. It will show you everything you need to know about vectors, how lighting is constructed with them, and how textures are used to create complex effects without the heavy math. This book starts by teaching you how to use shaders without writing code with the post-processing stack. Then, you’ll learn how to write shaders from scratch, build up essential lighting, and finish by creating stunning screen effects just like those in high-quality 3D and mobile games. You'll discover techniques, such as normal mapping, image-based lighting, and animating your models inside a shader. We'll explore how to use physically based rendering to treat light the way it behaves in the real world. At the end, we’ll even look at Unity 2018’s new Shader Graph system. With this book, what seems like a dark art today will be second nature by tomorrow. What you will learn Understand physically based rendering to fit the aesthetic of your game Write shaders from scratch in ShaderLab and HLSL/Cg Combine shader programming with interactive scripts to add life to your materials Design efficient shaders for mobile platforms without sacrificing their realism Use state-of-the-art techniques, such as volumetric explosions and fur shading Master the math and algorithms behind the most used lighting models Understand how shader models have evolved and how you can create your own Who this book is for Unity Shaders and Effects Cookbook is for developers who want to create their first shaders in Unity 2018 or wish to take their game to a whole new level by adding professional post-processing effects. A solid understanding of Unity is required to get the most from this book.