Make use of Node.js to learn the development of a simple yet scalable cross-platform mobile application
About This Book
- Use Node.js to satisfy the core backend requirements of modern apps, including user management, security, data access, and real-time data communication
- Build practical real-world mobile applications, which will give you the necessary knowledge to build your very own mobile solutions
- Step-by-step development of projects using Ionic Framework as the frontend and Node.js for the backend supported by a MongoDB database
Who This Book Is For
This book is intended for web developers of all levels of expertise who want to deep dive into cross-platform mobile application development without going through the pains of understanding the languages and native frameworks that form an integral part of developing for different mobile platforms.
What You Will Learn
- Develop an API from scratch
- Set up a MongoDB Database as part of your mobile application backend
- Deploy a cross-platform mobile application from the command line
- Incorporate features within your mobile application that use native phone features such as a gyroscope, GPS, and accelerometer
- Implement mobile applications that use web-enabled APIs
- Build a mobile application with real-time chat messaging features
- Develop a secure mobile application that is capable of functioning with real-time data
This book takes a step-wise and incremental approach toward developing cross-platform mobile technologies using existing web technologies. This will allow you to truly understand and become proficient in developing cross-platform mobile applications with Node.js, Ionic Framework, and MongoDB.
The book starts off by introducing all the necessary requirements and knowledge to build a mobile application with a companion web service. It covers the ability to create an API from scratch and implement a comprehensive user database that will give you the opportunity to offer a mobile application with a personalized experience.
Midway through the book, you will learn the basic processes to create a successful mobile application. You will also gain higher-level knowledge, allowing you to develop a functional and secure mobile application to ensure a seamless user experience for end users.
Finally, the book ends with more advanced projects, which will bring together all the knowledge and expertise developed in the previous chapters to create a practical and functional mobile-application that has useful real-world features.
Style and approach
This book is an easy-to-follow guide that takes a step-wise approach in giving expertise and knowledge to help you truly understand what is needed to create a memorable user experience for end users. Each topic is placed in the context of the bigger picture, that is, to create cross-platform mobile applications using existing technologies.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Setting Up Your Workspace
Chapter 2: Configuring Persistence with MongoDB
Chapter 3: Creating an API
Chapter 4: Securing Your Backend
Chapter 5: Real-Time Data and WebSockets
Chapter 6: Introducing Ionic
Chapter 7: Building User Interfaces
Chapter 8: Making our App Interactive
Chapter 9: Accessing Native Phone Features
Chapter 10: Working with APIs
Chapter 11: Working with Security
Chapter 12: Working with Real-Time Data
Chapter 13: Building an Advanced Chat App
Chapter 14: Creating an E-Commerce Application Using the Ionic Framework