Using MongoDB and Mongoose for User Registration, Login and Logout in a Mobile Application

This mobile application tutorial shows you how to create a user registration, login and logout backend using MongoDB and Mongoose. This article is part of a series of mobile application development tutorials that I have been publishing on my blog MiamiCoder.com, which shows you how to create a Meeting Room Booking mobile application. This app will be used to browse an inventory of meeting rooms and reserve rooms for conference calls and other types of events.

Using MongoDB and Mongoose for User Registration, Login and Logout in a Mobile Application

The backend that we will create in this article will connect with the user account management screens that we built in a previous chapter of this series. This backend will consist of the following modules:

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Mobile UI Patterns – A Flowchart for User Registration, Login and Logout

In this mobile UI patterns article we will build a flowchart depicting the screens needed to handle user registration, login and logout in a mobile application. As a UX designer, it’s very important that you are familiar with these screens and how the interact with each other.

Let’s start by taking a look at the typical application launch sequence.

An Application’s Launch Sequence

A large number of applications have a launch sequence that takes users to a Landing Page or Landing Screen, however you like to call it, from where they have access to deeper areas of the app. We could draw this UI pattern like this:

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The Login Flowchart

Most apps provide personalization features that require a user to have an account in the app. In those applications the launch sequence changes quite a bit. For starters, when users arrive at the Landing Page and you don’t know who they are, you need to redirect them to a Login Page where they will enter their credentials:

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Mobile App Tutorial: The Meeting Room Booking App, Part 3

This is the third part of a mobile web app tutorial where we are building a Meeting Room Booking app that is used to browse an inventory of meeting rooms and reserve rooms for conference calls and other events.

users-list-and-user-details

An expanded version of this end-to-end tutorial will be included in my upcoming Mobile Web Apps Recipes Book, where I will show you how to develop 8 different mobile applications using Ionic, Sencha Touch, Kendo UI Mobile and jQuery Mobile.

In the previous installments of this series we designed the screens that will allow users to browse a list of available meeting rooms and book rooms for different events. Here are the links those articles:

In this article we will design the administration screens. Through these screens administrators will be able to set up rooms and locations in the app. (Remember that rooms belong to a location. For example, you could say that Room 123 is in a location called Building A.)

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