Mobile Apps in AngularJS

Mobile Apps in AngularJS

Introduction

AngularJS is one of the best frameworks for building mobile apps across all major platforms. One of the reasons why Angular fits so well into the mobile developer toolbox is because of its features for interacting with backend web services and external data sources. Since most apps today are data-driven, it makes sense to use a tool built from the ground up to solve this problem.

AngularJS comes with some of the most modern and advanced software development practices ready-made and easy to use. We’ll find that building mobile apps with Angular is highly efficient and results in solid code that will scale up as we pile on the features.

Mobile App Angular UI

Mobile Angular UI provides essential mobile components like switches, overlays, sidebars, scrollable areas, absolute positioned top and bottom navbars that don’t bounce on scroll. It has robust libraries like fastclick and overthrow, to achieve better mobile experience.

Mobile Angular UI has most of the Bootstrap 3 syntax. It is also possible to make an existing desktop web app into mobile by adding super-small css file to make it fully responsive and touch enabled interface.

Set up Mobile App Angular UI:

First we should initialize Angularjs application declaring ‘mobile-angular-ui’ as dependence. The example given below shows the landing page layouts having header, footer and content section.

Index.html

 Set up Navbars:

Mobile Angular UI provides a suitable alternative for bootstrap navbars in mobile.

view.html

 Mobile Navbar Layout:

Most of the time, top navbar in mobile design follows a clear pattern: a centered title surrounded by one or two action buttons, the back or the menu buttons are two common examples. .navbar-app is specifically designed to support this type of interaction and arrangement.

Consider the following example:

 Result:

The images given below shows the landing page layouts having header, footer and content sections.

page one

page-2new

Challenges

This blog talks only about the basic functionality in the mobile application. Only when we implement some complex functionality like file upload and Library functionality, we may face challenges. We shall discuss about this in our future blogs.

Conclusion

Sharing application logic across desktop, tablet, and mobile apps is a huge plus which will save an incredible amount of time and money. Thus making it easier to add features for all our apps.

References

  • The AngularJS home page AngularJS by Google.
  • The Mobile Angular UI official documentation Mobile Angular UI documentation.
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