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Building Mobile Apps With the Ionic Framework and AngularJS

by Steve Michelotti

This code-focused course shows how to build mobile apps with the Ionic Framework and AngularJS. The Ionic Framework represents an exciting new way to quickly build professional quality mobile apps.

What you'll learn

The Ionic Framework is a tremendous step forward for quickly building Cordova-based mobile apps. Built on top of AngularJS, developers are able to leverage all of their pre-existing AngularJS skills when working with the Ionic Framework, considered by many to be the "Bootstrap for mobile."

In this Ionic Framework course, we will see how to quickly get up and running with an Ionic app in seconds.
We will then cover navigation and routing, followed by demonstrations of all the primary Ionic components.
We will also cover data and caching for offline functionality, as well as mapping and providing driving directions.

We will finish with a review of ngCordova to easily access native device features such as the camera, barcode scanner, and more.

By the end of the course, you'll be able to start building your own mobile apps using the Ionic Framework and AngularJS!

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Course FAQ

What is Ionic Framework?

The Ionic Framework is an open source front-end software development kit for quickly building professional quality mobile and desktop apps with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular, and TypeScript.

What will I learn in this course?

You will learn:

  • How to get up and running with an Ionic app
  • Navigation and routing
  • Primary Ionic components through demonstrations
  • Data and chaching
  • Mapping & providing driving directions
  • ngCordova & much more
Is Ionic Framework free?

Yes! Ionic Framework is absolutely free. We will go over how to get it installed in the second course module.

Who is this course for?

This course is for any and everyone who wants to learn how to build mobile apps through the Ionic Framework. It is especially valuable for web developers.

Are there prerequisites for this course?

This is an intermediate level course, so it assumes some prior experience with web development and AngularJS. But it doesn not assume any prior experience with the Ionic Framework itself.

About the author

Steve is a Principal Software Engineering Manager with Microsoft on the Azure Global Engineering team. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a 7-time Microsoft ASP.NET MVP. Steve is an ASPInsider and is a frequent presenter at developer conferences and user groups including Microsoft Ignite, MS Tech Summit, VSLive!, and AngularMIX. Steve is passionate about Azure, Angular, and Web technologies. You can reach him at or on twitter at @smichelotti.

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