Ionic Crash Course – Build Mobile Apps Fast

Posted on Nov 24 2014 - 4:29pm by Eric Tompkins

Start building with Ionic Crash Course!

I absolutely love this framework for starting mobile apps. So I reposted the quick start tutorial. Follow these quick steps and start building high quality mobile apps in minutes.

Install Ionic

First, install Node.js. Then, install the latest Cordova and Ioniccommand-line tools. Follow the Android and iOS platform guides to install required platform dependencies. Windows users might want to watch this installation video (or try Vagrant below).

We also have a Vagrant package for an all-in-one setup (experimental).

Note: iOS development requires Mac OS X.

Start a project

Create an Ionic project using one of our ready-made app templates, or a blank one to start fresh. Three options available to begin with Blank, Tabs, or Sidemenu. Here is how you would begin with Tabs.

Run it

Ionic apps are based on Cordova, so we can use the Cordova utilities to build, test, and deploy our apps, but we provide simple ways to do the same with the ionic utility (substitute ios for android to build for Android):

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About the Author

Eric Tompkins is an Experienced Web Developer and Digital Media Professional. As well as a Professional Photographer and Technical Instructor. You can follow on Twitter @_codemics.