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Ionic in Action: Hybrid Mobile Apps with Ionic and AngularJS by Jeremy Wilken

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Chapter 8. Using Cordova plugins

This chapter covers

  • Managing native features of a device with Cordova plugins
  • Using Cordova to more easily integrate with a device
  • Improving the resort app with a camera and photo book
  • Improving the weather app with geolocation

The apps you’ve built so far in this book have been able to do quite a wide range of interesting things, but you haven’t been able to take full advantage of a device’s features. In this chapter we’ll focus on how you can use Cordova’s community of plugins to enrich your apps through deeper integration with the device.

You’ve been using Cordova for your apps the entire time, because Cordova is the platform you use to wrap your web applications into a native web app. Cordova comes ...

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