Ionic was created in 2012 and is one of the most popular platforms today to develop cross-platform applications. Till date, more than 5 million apps have been built using the Ionic Framework. Some of the special features of Ionic includes mobile components, typography, interactive paradigms, extensible base theme.
Ionic App Development Company India ensures that the Ionic has all kinds of plugins, that too at the user’s disposal which enables the smooth interaction with smartphone hardware because of Ionic Native & Cordova. One need to make sure that the chosen plugins are available for the platforms being used by the user and are also well maintained. Usually, they work very well but sometimes error occurs which is resolved immediately by cleaning or rebuilding the project.
Cross platform Mobile application development makes sures that as the toolkit of the Ionic is growing and expanding as per the needs of the developers, then the apps are also developed so that it matches the requirement of the user as well its business.
ADVANTAGES OF USING IONIC FRAMEWORK:
1) Cross-platform app development
- Cost of development is reduced automatically
- Maintenance becomes easier
- Option of transforming the ionic application into desktop App
- Quick Marketing
The ionic framework supports iOS 7 and above, Android 4.1 and above, Universal Windows platform (for Windows 10 apps). It helps to quickly build the apps and that too under expertise.
2) Easy adaptability and learning
Ionic is referred to as one of the easy tools to learn where front-end developers can easily grasp the basics. Thus, it is also tagged as a developed friendly framework.
3) Equipped with complete suite of tools, that too with native compatibility
Ionic comes with a complete set of components and various plug-ins which includes app icons, UI components, front-end building blocks etc. which helps the users to connect to their native phone APIs like GPS, Bluetooth, or camera without actually integrating with it.
Offline storage data is one of the great features of Ionic which helps users to view the saved information at any point of time, whenever required without actually connecting to wi-fi. Some other features of Ionic includes Camera access, Text-to-speech recognition, Fingerprint scanner, NFS, push notifications, geolocations, sending analytics to Firebase or deep link plugin.
Cordova plugins is one option to check for more plugins. Which can be sorted as the availability of the platform.
4) User friendly Interface
The components and various themes available in the Ionic are highly customizable. Also, the Ionic platform allows the components to adapt as per the platform on which they are running.
Number of UI components are available like toggles, segments, cards, buttons, inputs, modals, grid of rows and columns, lists etc. and also, they are very easy to use.
5) Convenience of Testing
Till the time the Ionic Apps are working only for the web view, then it can be easily used for testing the applications. The web browser offers the built-in testing tools as well as the debugging tools which makes the process of software testing very convenient. Thus, there is no need for any external testing device until it is required to test some kind of native functionality only.
Angular CLI is used to test the older versions while Ionic CLI is used to test the web components.
6) Precise documentation
The documentation can be referred to as a compiled data of various components of Ionic, the functionalities of different components and plugins. It covers all the important and useful topics, detailed guides to perform various functions like installing, configuring, launching, fine-tuning various instruments which is used with Ionic.
7) Tested and trusted by small to big firms
The ionic framework is that compatible that it is used by different sizes of organizations, be it small or large. Some of the companies who trusted Ionic framework to build their app on are NASA, Sworkit, Mastercard, Mac Donald’s, IBM, COMCAST, Uniqlo, Target, ING and similar many more brands.
This shows that this framework has that flexibility to fit in the requirements of all sizes of businesses.
8) Strongly supported by community
Ionic is an open-source platform where the original source code is available absolutely free. Thus, there is a strong community of the developers and the programmers who keep on guiding and supporting each other on the common platform.
The developers keep on sharing any new ideas, or ways to resolve the various challenges coming through the way. Along with the community there are several other platforms like a dedicated youtube channel, Blog, Forum, GitHub, these all channels are meant specifically for knowledge sharing and helping the Ionic developers community.
9) High Performance
When the Ionic framework is used with Native mobile App in Apache Cordova, it results in higher performance when compared to hybrid applications. Even CSS transitions are used by Ionic to leverage the GPU and maximize the processor time more than it is available. And AngularJS helps the Native to accelerate the hardware.
Apart from the benefits, the users of Ionic framework also have to counter some issues like the size of the application, lack of performance, plugin-dependent system etc.
If we compare the Ionic with the conventional app development process, then Ionic allows you to make a production-ready app which is way faster. It not just helps to develop fast but also the developed app is cost efficient and requires low maintenance. Delivering high quality experience again and again to the customers is made possible only through the Ionic framework. Despite of small drawbacks it is an optimum performing framework which one should definitely consider going ahead with.