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Ionic is a cross-platform mobile framework that allows you to develop for Android and iOS using just HTML and JavaScript. Thanks to the inclusion of Cordova, we have access to numerous plugins to extend the functionality of our apps. For example, we can access the device camera with the Cordova camera plugin. In addition to acquiring images, the camera plugin allows access to the phone's photo and video library.

In this Coffee Break Course, Envato Tuts+ instructor Reggie Dawson will show you how to use the camera plugin to take pictures and video, as well as how to access your device's image library.

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1. Use the Camera With Ionic

1.1 Introduction

[SOUND] Ionic is a hybrid mobile platform that lets you develop for Android, iOS, and other platforms using just HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This allows web developers to leverage their existing skills to build mobile and web apps. Thanks to the inclusion of Cordova, we have access to numerous plugins that extend the functionality of our apps. In this coffee break course we will use a couple of these plugins to access the device's camera. We will also see how the plugins can have uses beyond their obvious use. For example, in addition to acquiring images, the camera plugin allows access to the device's photo and video library. After this course, you should have a better understanding of how the plugins work with Ionic, as well as how you can use these plugins in your project.