Learning Node.js for Mobile Application Development

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  • Develop an API from scratch
  • Set up a MongoDB Database as part of your mobile application backend
  • Deploy a cross-platform mobile application from the command line
  • Incorporate features within your mobile application that use native phone features such as a gyroscope, GPS, and accelerometer
  • Implement mobile applications that use web-enabled APIs
  • Build a mobile application with real-time chat messaging features
  • Develop a secure mobile application that is capable of functioning with real-time data

Node.js is a massively popular JavaScript library that lets you use JavaScript to easily program scalable network applications and web services. People approaching Node.js for the first time are often attracted by its efficiency, scalability, and the fact that it's based on JavaScript, the language of the Web, which means that developers can use the same language to write backend code. Also, it’s increasingly being seen as a "modern" replacement for PHP in web development, which relies on fast-paced data exchange. The growing community and the large amount of available modules makes Node.js one of the most attractive development environments.

This book takes a step-wise and incremental approach toward developing cross-platform mobile technologies using existing web technologies. This will allow you to truly understand and become proficient in developing cross-platform mobile applications with Node.js, Ionic Framework, and MongoDB.

The book starts off by introducing all the necessary requirements and knowledge to build a mobile application with a companion web service. It covers the ability to create an API from scratch and implement a comprehensive user database that will give you the opportunity to offer a mobile application with a personalized experience.

Midway through the book, you will learn the basic processes to create a successful mobile application. You will also gain higher-level knowledge, allowing you to develop a functional and secure mobile application to ensure a seamless user experience for end users.

Finally, the book ends with more advanced projects, which will bring together all the knowledge and expertise developed in the previous chapters to create a practical and functional mobile-application that has useful real-world features.

  • Use Node.js to satisfy the core backend requirements of modern apps, including user management, security, data access, and real-time data communication
  • Build practical real-world mobile applications, which will give you the necessary knowledge to build your very own mobile solutions
  • Step-by-step development of projects using Ionic Framework as the frontend and Node.js for the backend supported by a MongoDB database
Page Count 248
Course Length 7 hours 26 minutes
ISBN 9781785280498
Date Of Publication 30 Oct 2015


Stefan Buttigieg

Stefan Buttigieg is a medical doctor, mobile developer, and entrepreneur. He graduated as a doctor of medicine and surgery from the University of Malta. He is currently enrolled at the University of Sheffield, where he is pursuing a master's degree in health informatics. He has more than 5 years of experience working in international medical students' organizations, where he occupied various technical positions. He founded MD Geeks, an online community that brings together health professionals, developers, and entrepreneurs from around the world to share their passion for the intersection of healthcare and information technology. He is mostly interested in mobile development, especially for the Android and iOS platforms, open source healthcare projects, user interface design, mobile user experience, and project management.

Milorad Jevdjenic

Milorad Jevdjenic is a programmer, open source enthusiast, and entrepreneur. He studied computer science at the University of Gothenburg with a focus on formal verification methods. Currently, he works as a software developer in the medical sector and also does independent commercial and pro bono consulting. Milorad is passionate about technology. He looks upon open source, and open standards in particular, as the fundamental drivers that are needed to build better societies. When he is not on the computer tinkering with code, he enjoys hiking, sports, and fine whiskey.