A hybrid application is a mobile application that combines HTML5 elements in the form of a mobile web application and elements of a native application allowing the use of the native features of smartphones and the distribution as an application on mobile platforms applications . In this article, we are showing a use case of the development of a hybrid mobile application. The application will work on Android, Windows and iOS platforms. The ultimate goal of our project will be to build an application that will facilitate the learning of children through multimedia sounds. In other words, we will be talking about bringing digital learning support to teachers to make learning easier for the little ones.
In this additional blog, we would like to share with you the knowledge we have gained throughout this project, the general knowledge and some good practices to adopt when you embark on the development of hybrid mobile applications. As development environment, we have used Android Studio.
Framework and libraries
• The HTTP server itself, with the management of different HTTP messages
• Routing requests to the right server pages
• What to get the parameters entered in the URL a system for sending content to the client based on the URL
How to install Node.js
You can use the command $
npm install - <options> <package>.
How to install AngularJs
First of all download the framework using this link: https://angularjs.org/
Once your file is located in the directory linked to the download, copy it in a folder (named AngularJs) you will create on the desktop and uncompress the file. The files that were archived are then displayed. Your AngularJs framework is now installed!
If the above steps do not work, you will need to install 7-Zip or Winrar.
The ionic framework is a mix of tools and technologies to develop hybrid mobile applications quickly and easily. It relies on AngularJs for the web application part of the framework and on Cordova for the construction part of the native applications . This open source framework makes it possible to develop a deployable application on several environments such as a mobile application for systems such as Android or iOS or Windows Phone or a website .
How to install Ionic
Ionic relies on the Node.js platform and more precisely the NPM (Node Package Manager). After Node.js is installed, you will install Ionic by launching the package install command via
npm $ npm install -g ionic cordova
Selected tools for our use case Monaca
Monaca is the application development platform that provides all the tools necessary for cross-platform mobile development, including coding, debugging and generation . Based on the open source Apache Cordova (still called PhoneGap), Monaca provides a full suite of resources including Cloud IDE, local development tools, a debugger and backend support.
What I need to use Monaca
To use Monaca Cloud IDE, all you need is a stable Internet connection and a latest version of the Google Chrome browser. You may also need a mobile device to test your applications. To speed up the development of your application, you can install the Monaca Debugger application on your mobile device. It lets you test your apps instantly on your device without creating or installing each time you make code changes.
You can also expand on your local computers without the need to use Monaca Cloud IDE. Just install Monaca Localkit and Monaca CLI