My wedding app

Submitted by francesco on Mon, 10/26/2020 - 20:00

During the lockdown for the Covid-19, I started writing an App for my wedding.

Although on the web there are multiple guides, sometime it was hard to collect all the details I needed to make the app work.
So, I decided to publish in this blog a straight forward guide (there'll be mostly links to other guides) on how to setup the app.

The idea is to have my app available on both web and mobile phones.

The most effective combination I found was to use:

  • Firebase as a database and backend
  • Ionic 5 as a framework for the front end


The main advantage for Ionic is to have (mostly) the same code for web and mobile platforms, and leverage on web design skills (HTML, JavaScript, CSS).
Firebase has lot of features that make the life easier, available even in its free version, and it's easy to integrate to an Ionic application.

For the Ionic setup, I used AngularTypeScript (I definitely recommend this, it makes your code more reliable and readable),  Cordova.


In terms of tools and other services, I used: