Over 5 million apps created using Ionic according to its official site.
Used by some well-known brands including Sworkit, Untappd, MarketWatch, Nationwide, Amtrak, and NASA.
Ionic is a top choice for building high-quality hybrid mobile apps.
Ionic is an open-source mobile UI toolkit developed by Max Lynch, Ben Sperry, and Adam Bradley of Drifty Co in 2013 for developing cross-platform hybrid apps.
It is popular as “Bootstrap for Native.”
- Faster time-to-market
- Native-like performance
- single code base for multiple platforms –web, PWA, iOS, Android, desktop
- Reduced cost and time
- Easy accessibility to 3rd party code
- Native platform support
- Rich library of front-end UI components
Cons include performance issues in native apps, dependencies on plugins, app size, and security issues.
Ionic is built on AngularJS and Apache Cordova.
Ionic 4 is widely used for building high-quality, best-in-class PWAs combining best of mobile and web to deliver superior experiences.
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