IONIC Framework – One of the best for hybrid mobile app development
Ionic is the best framework for mobile app development which is trending rite now as of 2017. Ionic is a complete open-source SDK for hybrid mobile app development. The original version was released in 2013 and built on top of and Apache Cordova. The more recent releases, known as Ionic 2 or simply “Ionic”, are built on Angular. Ionic provides tools and services for developing hybrid mobile apps using Web technologies like CSS, HTML5, and Sass. Apps can be built with these Web technologies and then distributed through native app stores to be installed on devices by leveraging Cordova. Ionic was created by Max Lynch, Ben Sperry, and Adam Bradley of Drifty Co. in 2013. Ionic Creator is a drag-and-drop interface building tool.
Where to begin?
Ionic can be searched on google it’s a trending topic nowadays, apart from that they have their site: Ionic framework. There is also, a whole documentation section available online with better guidance and you can reach there by visiting this link: Ionic docs. The docs will provide you everything from installation to building and deploying your apps on different markets. If you want to deep dive into ionic framework it’s open-source so visit the link and start learning: Ionic github.
Just like other frameworks Ionic has evolved a lot with the release of ionic back in Nov 2013. Ionic has implemented new features and had major changes over time to time which cannot be described here as it has a lot. You can check them all by visiting this link: Ionic Releases.
At present, at the time of writing this blog the current release is Ionic 3.0.
What Ionic uses for app development?
Ionic does not use JAVA, Objective C or Swift, it uses Angular JS and Html and CSS for development which every developer is familiar about and it’s easy to learn so it’s sort of Web app development with responsive layouts for all screen size. Ionic uses command line for all of it’s development purposes like installing, deploying, generating and other major functions. If you are new you will adopt to it as it has various other advantages like if you are an wordpress addict you can use woocommerce with Ionic.
What are the Pros and Cons?
As we all know whatever new comes with some pros and cons. Will be discussing them here
- Simple and easy to build
- Cross platform
- Low cost for developing app for your business
- open source
The cons are not much as it provides notification and all the basic functionalities but it lacks the native feel and so it’s the major disadvantage.
Where to go from here?
You can google about ionic and get various results but first priority to their original ionic framework site. There are a lot of blogs and videos about ionic tutorials you can watch them timely and subscribe to their channels. A great way is to use discussion boards for in depth knowledge and the Lender of Last Resort – Stackoverflow.
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