Ionic App Development

Looking for a service to create a hybrid mobile application? Developed in 2013, Ionic is an open-source SKD for android, windows, and IOS systems with approximately 5 million apps created using it. At first instance, it was launched as a JS framework for creating a Hybrid Mobile App front-end. It uses languages such as HTML, CSS, CSS, JavaScript, and Angular along with tools that are used to create a user-friendly mobile application. Keep reading for more helpful hints about leading Ionic development and how it is the future. There are several pros and cons of ionic but before that let us go through the features it offers:

  • Platform Independent Framework
  • Cross-Platform Mobile Application Development
  • Default User Interface
  • Cordova Plugins
  • AngularJS based
  • Powerful Extension
  • Native Experience
  • Elegant Designs Creation
  • High-Performance
  • Extended Technology

Moving Ahead towards its Pros and cons

Pros for using Ionic App development:

  • It has a single database across all of its existing Platforms:

You can build an application without hiring any software developers. As it is built on Angular framework and Apache Cordova you can use your web building skills and create a mobile application that can be used on both the platforms, IOS, and android. To be mentioned, as it is made using a single database it would come quite handy and would save your time.

  • Popular Technologies and Ease of Learning

JavaScript is one of the most widespread programming languages gives Ionic the benefit of being considered as a very easy tool where the person developing can easily learn all the functions to create an amazing Mobile Application.

  • Wide range of Integration capabilities and plugins

Not satisfied with Ionic? well, you can integrate other applications which can offer you many tools by adding them to the device’s hardware.

  • Extensive choice of UI elements with quick prototyping

The previous version of Ionic had already set high standards in creating interfaces such user-friendly it would look as if the native applications are used. To provide ease to the beginner developers most of the elements which are used to create the graphical user interface are also ready-made. It consists of two parts that broke into actual visual aspects of GUI and its functionality.

  • Testing Convenience

Testing is very important as it gives a certain idea about the user interface. In ionic testing is more easy and convenient than too for all the models of mobile devices available in the market. To test the previous versions, Angular CLI is used while Ionic CLI is used to test new and updated web components. The free tool called Ionic creator can be used for quick prototyping and creating an interface that is user-friendly as well.

  • Concise Documentation

The documentation in Ionic can be described as a lifesaver as it covers all the aspects of ionic and how, when, and why to use them.

  • Strong Community

It has more than 5 million active users and with this amount of constant activity on the source, you can help very easily on any aspect that is not covered by the documentation only that is highly unlikely.

Cons of Ionic Development

  • Lacks Suitability

Just as the point suggests when it comes to rendering the application one thing it lacks is suitability because it takes many steps and high effort to start showing up an image on the screen. Therefore, the more data you will upload more the loading time.

  • Plugin dependent system

There are numerous ready-made plugins in Ionic that can be used to generate the native functionality of the application. Nevertheless, there are going to be cases when you would not be able to find the plugin of your choice. You will be required to develop your Plugin and convert it into JavaScript to use them.

  • Absence in Hot Reloading

Hot reloading allows you to render the changes without reloading the whole app and this feature is missing from Ionic. In software engineering, it is a very standard feature that is usually convenient. From the developer’s point of view, this can seem very inconvenient as every time your developer has to apply a change they would have to reload the whole application causing the decrease in the speed of loading.

  • Application Size and possible security errors

The new version of Ionic version 4, Ionic CLI provides a tool that causes Code Uglification that causes the code very tough for hackers to crack. But if you are using Angular CLI or older versions and your application is not reversed engineered it can lead to a security issue. This con might not seem that big but as we know Ionic uses JavaScript, CSS, and HTML that can cause the app heavier than other options.

To conclude, Ionic App development is a pretty good tool that can be the solution to your many mobile developing problems.


About The Author :-

Hermit Chawla is a MD at AIS Technolabs which is a Web/App design and Development Company, helping global businesses to grow by Global Clients. He love to share his thoughts on Web & App Development, Clone App Development and Game Development.

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