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IONIC Framework Leading Hybrid App Development

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The biggest problem faced by businesses while making a smartphone application is the high cost of building a native application across different platforms. Therefore various expert front-end developers have tweaked into the development of several hybrid applications that promise to help address this issue using, Ionic Framework.

Ionic is one of the most promising HTML5 mobile app development framework used for building hybrid mobile apps. The Hybrid apps are built with HTML, CSS and JavaScript and are basically small websites running in a browser shell in an app that is contained in a native wrapper so that it can be installed on a mobile device.

Hybrid apps have several benefits over pure native apps, precisely in terms of platform support, speed of development, and access to 3rd party code. Moreover the Hybrid apps could be built without having to learn the native programming languages like Objective-C, Java, etc.

Introduction To The Ionic Framework

The Ionic Framework is built on top of Cordova/ PhoneGap the most popular native wrapper that has been around since 2009.Built using SASS, it provides many UI components to help develop rich and interactive apps. The most part of an Ionic app will be written in HTML, CSS and Javascript. Ionic relies heavily on AngularJS, a very popular MVC library built by Google.


Two-way data binding, interaction with backend services and APIs make AngularJS a mobile developer’s common choice. By the upcoming release of AngularJS 2.0, focused on mobile, it’s sure to gain even more popularity.

Ionic provides you with a UI framework that imitates the native UI. This means that you don’t have to worry about implementing a native-like UI and debugging all the quirks between web view implementations on different platforms. Ionic presently supports Windows 10, iOS 8 and above and Android 4.1 and above.

Those who are acquainted with web development will find the structure of an Ionic app simple and easy. Basically it is just a web page running in an native app shell! This means you can use any kind of HTML, Javascript and CSS of your choice.

In a nutshell Ionic Framework consists of 3 main components:

1.An AngularJS front-end JavaScript framework used to quickly build fast and scalable applications.
2.Ionic is UI framework based on SASS, build and improved for mobile UIs.
3.A compiler (PhoneGap or Cordova) for native mobile applications with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Most Amazing Features Of Ionic Framework

Being a free and open source app development framework Ionic offers various amazing features and functionality and some of which are enumerated below:

Performance fixated

For any mobile application speed is very important. Ionic is built to behave and perform great on the latest mobile devices. It makes mobile apps to run very fast and smooth on every mobile device.

Angular & Ionic

The combination is very powerful. Ionic uses Angular for developing rich and robust applications.

Native focused

Because of the fact that Ionic is based on popular native mobile development SDK, it is easy to understand by developers who have already built native apps for Android and iOS.

Designed beautifully

Simple, clean and practical. Ionic is designed to display and work perfectly on all current mobile devices. The presence of loads of popular mobile components, gorgeous themes, typography, interactive paradigms makes it a wonder technology for building apps.

Easy to learn

For Ionic all you need to know is HTML, JavaScript and CSS, the fundamental building blocks of web. Therefor it’s very easy to understand and learn it.

The Crux Of Discussion

Ionic framework is helpful in building best quality hybrid native apps and mobile web apps using open source web technologies. The same technology the people around the world has been using for decades to build mobile and tablet apps, desktop applications, and websites. The Ionic framework is obsessive about performance and great design, and work on multiple platforms without changing a thing.

Now it will become easier to create web apps using Ionic because team IONIC is planning to soon introduce an easier way to create IONIC apps with IONIC creator. The presence of drag and drop functionality will ease the process of app development.



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