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Multiplatform Mobile App Development with Web Technologies: Ionic and Cordova (Coursera)

This course focuses on developing multiplatform mobile applications using the Web technologies (HTML5, CSS and Javascript). In particular we make use of the Cordova hybrid application framework to develop and target multiple mobile platforms with a single codebase.

We make use of the Ionic framework (Ionic Ver 3.x), one of the most popular mobile application frameworks, that is built with mobile-optimized HTML5 and CSS based components and Angular. You will learn about UI development with Ionic and then using Cordova’s modules to access the native mobile platform’s capabilities from Javascript. You should have already completed the Bootstrap 4 and the Angular courses in this specialization before proceeding with this course.

At the end of this course you will be able to (a) Build mobile applications targeting multiple platforms with a single codebase, (b) Leverage your HTML5, CSS, Javascript and Angular skills, and (c) Use various features of the Ionic framework to build hybrid mobile applications.

Who is this class for: This course is aimed at students with sufficient knowledge of Web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript. A good working knowledge of JavaScript, especially ES 5 and the Angular framework is strongly recommended.

Course 3 of 5 in the Full Stack Web and Multiplatform Mobile App Development Specialization.

Syllabus

WEEK 1

Hybrid Mobile App Development Frameworks: An Introduction

This module introduces you to hybrid mobile application development. You will learn about the Ionic framework and explore some of the features of the Ionic framework to implement an Ionic app based on the Angular application that was implemented in the previous course on Angular.

Graded: Introduction to Ionic Framework

Graded: Ideation

WEEK 2

Ionic Components

This module explores the Ionic support for forms. Advanced features of Ionic lists are discussed. In addition all the different methods of overlaying information on the screen like modals, popups, popovers, action sheets, and loading are examined. Ionic support for gestures is also briefly considered.

Graded: Ionic Components

Graded: UI Design and Prototyping

WEEK 3

Ionic Split Pane, Grid and Storage, and Deploying your App

In this module you will learn about using local storage within your app. You will then learn about configuring your machine for building your app for various platforms, and deploying your app to emulators and devices.

Graded: Assignment 3: Grid and Storage

WEEK 4

Accessing Native Capabilities of Devices: Cordova and Ionic Native

In this module you will explore Cordova and the ngCordova wrappers that enable you to access the native capabilities of the mobile devices. You will use a few plugins in order to understand the general concepts and the patterns for using these plugins within your Ionic application.

Graded: Assignment 4: Ionic Native and Cordova

Graded: Project Implementation and Final Report

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