Top Ionic Resources to Learn Hybrid App Development
WRITTEN BY GARETH DUNNE @JSDIARIES
Hybrid app development is an extremely fast growing niche. In particular, Ionic 3 is a platform that allows you to produce and distribute your app ideas to the market without having to specialise in iOS or Android development.
We can use the latest and greatest from frontend web technologies such as Angular 4 to power these apps. If you have previously read any of the Ionic content here, such as Creating a Google Map Place or Ionic 3 whats new? then none of this will be news to you. However, I wanted to list what I think is the highest quality learning content available now in relation to Ionic 3.
While there currently isn’t a proper Ionic 3 book to use as a learning resource. This Ionic 2 cookbook covers a wide range of Ionic developing basics and more.
Toptal also covers some common Ionic development mistakes here.
Content that is more practical than theoretical will always be a stronger learning asset so hopefully some of these will help to continue or start your Ionic development path.
Starting off with the Ionic related content on Coursetro.
I cant emphasis enough how much knowledge is gained from following any of Gary Simon’s Ionic related courses.
Starting all the way from designing a prototype in Adobe XD to implementing and developing your designed app using Ionic 3, no other content practically nails down the broader scope of full stack development by creating hybrid apps.
In particular, the course focusing on creating a gaming related app could not be more practical for creating a high quality application with solid functionality and purpose.
Just note that this tutorial in particular is behind a monthly subscription model, for one of the non premium app courses you can see the Wife Alert app which is not updated to Ionic 3 but the core fundamentals of Ionic are still there to learn.
Paul is one of the most prolific publishers when its comes to Ionic 3 content at the moment. He covers a plethora of useful Ionic 3 tutorial on his Youtube channel as well as some Udemy courses which I have no experiences with but if they are anything like his free content they are up to a very high standard of teaching.
I’m constantly learning new technologies that I can use in combination with the Ionic stack that would not know otherwise. On those terms, he is unmatched in the Ionic tutorial world.
Here are some of my favourites of his free content.
One of first Ionic tutorial publishers, Joshua provides frequent, useful and clear cut tutorials on his website and Youtube channel. There is an abundance of content that you can explore and he is up to date on the Ionic 3 front.
Joshua provides very good elements of clarity as he explains his content and has an impressive amount and experience publishing Ionic content.
Some great material here:
Raja has produced some very nice, lengthy and free content on Youtube. He provides very useful and fully fledged practical Ionic examples, usually in combination with Firebase.
I really enjoyed his latest chat application and encourage you to check it out, as its a fantastic series for building your own application using Firebase and Ionic. He is also a publisher who speaks clearly and teaches by example with no unnecessary theoretical fluff.
Exploring any of those publishers content is a great way to really get to grips with Ionic and Hybrid Web Development in general. All with their own different teaching styles, even spending a few hours will be more than beneficial to understanding various concepts for hybrid development.