Ionic App Development Framework: Things You Must Know

Whenever you talk about Hybrid mobile app development, you will often hear a name that pops up. And that is – Ionic. Ionic framework, often known as Ionic, provides developers with user interfaces that are not available in HTML. And that’s why mobile app development with Ionic is the most sought after amongst the professionals. Through this blog, we will acquaint you with the ins and outs of Ionic framework. Once you know about it in detail, you will be able to decide whether you want to choose it for developing your mobile app or not. So, here we go:

Introduction to Ionic Framework

The makers introduced Ionic in the year 2013 and Angular powers it. It is a hybrid mobile application development framework that helps developers to build interactive mobile apps. You can use it for an array of platforms like iOS, Android, Windows etc. At present, developers make use of its 3rd version available on Angular 4. Its latest version helps developers to create applications for desktop.

Although Ionic Framework quite popular, there are some drawbacks when it comes to the utility of mobile’s native functionalities like Bluetooth, camera etc. If you approach an Ionic Development Company, will recommend some plugins that can help to develop native applications of mobile.

We will talk about other cons of Ionic framework in sometime. Before that, let us know:

Why and for What Purposes Should You Use Ionic Framework?

Here are some of the instances when you can consider using this framework:

  1. If you are a start-up and want to go for cost-effective mobile application development on different platforms, you can consider going with it.
  2. If you are a web development company and are planning to switch to mobile app development, you can start with Ionic. The best part about Mobile App Development with Ionic is that it is easy to initiate. This is mainly because, the makers have structured it on Angular tech stack.
  3. It uses Node modules which makes the applications more robust and effective as compared to other hybrid development frameworks.
  4. Developers can start working on the application as it offers superior quality themes and UI components.
  5. It has active support communities that offer free and premium support.

When and Why Should You Not Use Ionic Frameworks?

With pros, there are cons too. Here are some that you must know about:

  1. The application interface might not work as swift as native apps for every device.
  2. You will find that the in-app performance is also not as smooth as native applications. However, these performance gaps are not clearly noticeable.
  3. It is better not to use this framework for developing financial apps as it might not provide robust security levels. Example – Bank or finances related app.
  4. Lacks certain native functionalities. You might have to either develop or find a plugin that suffices specific native functionalities.

Crafting Hybrid Apps Using Ionic

The architecture of this framework is simple for the developers who have worked with Ionic app development. They can use the JavaScript, HTML or CSS of their choice. So, instead of creating a website, the developers can create a self-contained app. The bulk of Ionic app is written in CSS, HTML and JavaScript. If the developers are curious, they can also go into the native layer using native codes or customized Cordova plugins. This framework makes use of AngularJs for its core functionality.

Wrapping Up…

The makers developed Ionic framework it so that it can bridge the gap between hybrid mobile apps and AngularJs web apps. It makes the most out of Cordova and AngularJs libraries to help developers make interactive hybrid apps. You can say that it is a like a savior for hybrid app development as it offers UI components that you can mould into the framework for platforms like Android, iOS etc.

If you are looking forward to take your brand to the next level and improve your customer service experience, Biztech Consultancy can help. Our developers have a good length experience at Ionic and have developed high-quality apps using this framework. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us and let us discuss your project at length.

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