Building the chat app
One of our primary concerns when developing mobile experiences is creating an interface that is intuitive for users to use. Fortunately, Ionic comes loaded with some very convenient features to make this possible. Before we get there though, let's set up the basics.
Setting up the basic app structure
Let's start by creating a basic app. Create a suitable project folder, which is different from that of the chat server that we created earlier. Navigate to the folder, open a terminal/command line, and run the following:
ionic start ionic-chat-app blank
As we have seen before, this will create an empty Ionic project for us to fill with love and good things. Have a look around. Not much to see here, right? We will change that soon ...