Review of Ionic Framework for Hybrid Mobile Apps
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Review of Ionic Framework for Hybrid Mobile Apps

Posted By Praveen Joshi

September 23rd, 2022

Review of Ionic Framework for Hybrid Mobile Apps

The software industry is moving rapidly. Businesses and individuals are becoming more and more reliant on applications for a lot of their daily essential operations. This is creating a surge in the number of applications being developed each day. Especially, Hybrid Mobile App Development is becoming popular across the software industry. Numerous technologies and programming languages are involved in this domain. However, there are some frameworks that make the job easier for the developers working on the app development. One such framework is ‘Ionic’. Further in the blog, we will be reviewing this unique framework for developing Hybrid Mobile Apps.  

About Ionic Framework 

Ionic is an open-source platform equipped with the toolkit to allow developers to work on high-quality applications. Launched in 2013, Ionic supports different languages including HTML, CSS, and even JavaScript. Also, it supports integrations for popular frameworks like Angular and React. There are already more than 5 million apps built on the Ionic platform. And its adoption in the development industry is continuously increasing. This itself shows the utility of the platform. The framework is ideal to flourish the front end of the applications. Additionally, it provides end-to-end support to develop buttons, motions, animations, and various other elements.  

What’s Good in Ionic Framework? 

Ionic is a versatile Hybrid Mobile App Development platform used by Software Companies in UK and all over the world. The most amazing thing about this framework is it enables smooth development of all types of hybrid applications. As a result, you can get your business a high-performing cross-platform app with native-styled UI elements through this framework. The focus of Ionic is to assist you with the front end of the applications. It emphasizes the application to be user-friendly as it can be. Therefore, it is ideal for businesses that want to attract a mobile audience. The framework allows the application to easily integrate with 3rd party libraries and frameworks. Furthermore, you can utilize it as a standalone platform as well. 

Key Features of Ionic Framework

Ionic is primarily a framework that delivers enterprise-level digital solutions securely at a large scale from a single platform. It serves the best digital experiences across different enterprise teams to meet their software needs. It effectively assists the developers in Hybrid Mobile App Development. Moreover, it helps them to create and distribute micro frontend applications and embedded mobile experiences.  

The following are the key features of the Ionic Framework: 

  1. Free and Open-Source: The Ionic framework is an open-source platform that anyone can use basically for free. You can get its complete source code on GitHub. Usually, such frameworks cost you somewhere around $1000. However, with Ionic, all you need is an idea and an internet connection. You can develop your own application or take a project from someone else.   
  2. Platform Compatibility: An ideal app is one that runs and performs well on every platform. Ionic gives you the flexibility to develop cross-platform applications compatible with different platforms including Android, iOS, or even Windows.  
  3. Large Community: Even an expert would agree app development is a tough task. Therefore, developers who are new to Ionic would definitely need help here and there. With Ionic, this is never an issue as there is a huge community available for all-time support when you get stuck.  
  4. Cordova Plugins: These plugins are there to allow your app to access various features of the operating system of the device. Cordova Plugins enable your hybrid app to use battery, geolocation, camera, access to logs, and more from the host device. Eventually, this helps to improve the overall performance of the application.  

Benefits of Ionic Framework 

Ionic holds a 3.2 percent share of the whole mobile app market. The following benefits are the reason behind this feat: 

  • Ionic is built on Angular Apache Cordova along with using HTML 5, CSS, and JavaScript as core technologies for app development. Therefore, it provides a single codebase across various platforms. 
  • You build apps without hiring native developers. As a result, you get reduced costs on development and codebase maintenance. 
  • Offers faster time-to-market on all platforms. 
  • Supports all popular technologies and is easy to learn.  
  • A wide range of integration capabilities and plugins are available to make your task easy and your app better. 
  • Provides you with an extensive choice of UI elements and quick prototyping.  
  • Testing is way more convenient with the Ionic framework than on any other platform. 
  • Ionic carries out compact and concise documentation.  

Final Words 

The industry of Hybrid Mobile App Development is quite crowded. And every day more and more players are jumping into the arena. Frameworks like Ionic helps you to get ahead in the competition. Sometimes the performance might lag with native apps. Also, Ionic is a plugin-dominated framework where you can use a couple of techniques to add changes to your code. Apart from a few minor and quite acceptable quirks, Ionic is certainly an ideal framework for hybrid app development. No wonder it is used by the top Software Companies in UK and all over the world. 

Praveen Joshi

Praveen is a seasoned IT Solutions Leader and Director at RSK Business Solutions, a technology-driven IT Consulting Company that specializes in Bespoke Software Development, Agile Consulting, Mobile App Development, Smart Sourcing, and much more. For the last 17 years, he has been delivering quality custom IT solutions that help businesses achieve their goals.

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