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Hybrid Mobile Development with Ionic by Gaurav Saini

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Ionic Native and Plugins

We have now gone through some advanced components and APIs in Ionic. Another important part of building hybrid mobile applications are Cordova plugins. Plugins create a bridge between Native APIs and JavaScript, which help us to use Native APIs such as camera, GPS, files, and so on. Plugins are comprised of platform-specific Native library code and a JavaScript interface to call respective Native platform methods. Ionic is dependent on Cordova to build, debug, and release applications. We will be covering almost everything regarding Cordova plugins, Ionic Native, and some common and advanced plugins in this chapter. Initially, the Ionic team came up with ngCordova, which was based upon Angular 1.x, but moving forward, ...

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