Creating a Barcode Scanner with Ionic 2 in 15 Minutes

One of my most popular posts is Ionic Framework Introduction – Barcode Scanner. Apparently, people like making barcode scanners! Who knew!?!

Today, we’re going to do a little update to that post and get our Ionic 2 on! Since the previous app was so basic, I’m not going to actually upgrade the code, we’ll just start from scratch. Since we only have “15 Minutes” (YMMV) let’s get going! Continue reading

Emoji Eater – An AngularJS Game for Ionic Framework

Emoji Eater

A few months ago I starting playing around with the idea of making a mobile game using Angular and Ionic. I didn’t want to use any game frameworks, just a basic game to play.

The game I ended up creating was Emoji Eater. It has gameplay that is very similar to the old Windows Mobile game called Jawbreaker. The only real difference is the “levels” where you have a certain amount of turns before the combination amount goes up. (I found it quite difficult to pass level 6!)

Now, I’m certainly no designer and definitely not a game designer, so please pardon the crudeness of the game. It is definitely not a “released” product, but it is playable.

If you’re interested in checking out the source behind it, I’ve posted it up on Github.

Enjoy!

Ionic Framework Introduction – Barcode Scanner

Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in! After a year off of iOS programming, who knew that all the Angular work would bring me back to mobile.

After hearing about Ionic Framework on ng-air I decided to check it out. Ionic is a mobile framework based on Cordova. It allows us to write multi-platform mobile apps with a native feel by using angular and custom ionic directives. You can read plenty on their site for more information, so let’s get into it!

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