Ionic is an incredibly useful framework for building HTML5 hybrid mobile apps. It is a great starting point for creating Cordova/Phonegap mobile applications, providing common components that can be reused and adapted. Ionic provides a useful CLI (command line interface) that allows you to create, compile, run and export mobile apps with ease. It has gone beyond just a front end framework and is continuously adding new features. Even if all you need is to put together a prototype before building a native app or responsive web app, Ionic is a great choice.
There is plenty of documentation on the Ionic framework, along with plenty of guides to AngularJS (which Ionic currently requires for its JS components). Thanks to this and a simple SDK, it is easy to get a quick prototype completed. However, when learning how to develop with Ionic, there were a bunch of little things which I was still uncertain about how to approach correctly. Often the info existed somewhere but it took a bit of hunting around the web (or trialling a few solutions) to uncover.
In this article, I wanted to provide an overview of some of the most useful things I uncovered, in the hope that it helps new developers get their own apps up and running faster.
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