Basic Navigation in Ionic Applications

Published on Oct 31, 2017

2 min read


Originally Published at

Navigation in Ionic does not work using normal routing like you might have done in some of the client side web frameworks, especially when compared to browser based navigation. It uses the terminology of pages which I find is more generalised and correctly named as compared Ionic version 1's states. This approach is quite similar to navigation in a native mobile application.

Pages are pushed and popped from the navigation controller a class defined whose subclass available in Ionic is ion-nav. The logic here is equivalent to that of a stack. The purpose of ion-nav is to work with the navigation stack.

To define a nav bar in an ionic app:

3 <ion-title> Ionic App </ion-title>

Inside the typescript file associated to above HTML code, we will have access to Navigation Controller.

1// home.ts
2import { Component } from '@angular/core';
3import { NavController } from 'ionic-angular';
6 selector: 'page-home',
7 templateUrl: 'home.html'
9export class HomePage {
10 constructor(public navCtrl: NavController) {}

Thus, we can access NavController and it's properties such as push and pop to navigate to a different page or back to the previous page.

Note: Deeplinking is available in Ionic with URLs but that is altogether a different topic.

Share this article on Twitter

More Posts

Browse all posts

Join 1300+ devs & subscribe to my newsletter!


🔗 Subscribe on Revue


Software Developer and Technical Writer since 2017. Loves learning and writing about Node.js, React, React Native & Expo. Previously, a Developer Advocate at Draftbit.

Copyright ©  2019-2022 Aman Mittal · All Rights Reserved.