Ionic + AngularJS: Transition from Native to Hybrid Mobile App Development

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Have you ever gone beyond PhoneGap, Titanium and Xamarin in developing cross-platform or hybrid mobile apps? There is an extremely efficient new entrance for hybrid mobile app development.

Just like mobile apps have transformed the way we work, the ways of developing an app have also changed. Various cutting-edge tools, platforms and frameworks have brought ease and convenience for developers and designers to create incredibly potential mobile apps. Consequently, it also provides useful and user-centric apps to businesses and organizations for improving their business presence through a mobile app.

One of these new entrances in hybrid mobile app development platform is Ionic, a front-end SDK built on top of AngularJS, the most popular JavaScript library. While native apps require separate code writing for individual mobile platforms like iOS, Android and Windows, hybrid applications offer an advantage of lesser development efforts and reduced maintenance cost. Ionic applications provide developers and companies a benefit of single development code across multiple mobile platforms using the rich JavaScript framework, AngularJS.

Single App for Multiple Platforms

Technologists have developed a new way to create more interactive and custom mobile apps for brilliant user experience. Until now, more than 4 million developers across the globe have used Ionic to build over 2 million apps. It is a complete SDK for HTML5 mobile app development framework, offering more advantages than pure native apps. Built with Sass and optimized for AngularJS, Ionic offers a library of mobile-optimized HMTL, CSS and JS components and tools, reducing the need of code writing for multiple platforms. So a single app can run on iOS, Android and Windows without extra efforts and additional development time.

The combination of Ionic and AngularJS

Experts say Ionic and Angular is a match made in heaven. It’s a winning combination for developing a robust SDK well-suited for building rich and powerful mobile apps for different app stores including Apple Store, Google Play and Windows. Ionic consists of dozens of components that can extend to various functionalities. Here, the JavaScript portions of hybrid mobile apps are built using Angular, where Ionic is built on Angular 1.0, Ionic 2 works with Angular 2.0.

Today, Angular is the most preferred and favorite JS framework and is backed by Google.

Benefits of Choosing Ionic

✓ Provides a beautiful UI: Ionic comes with ready-made mobile components, beautiful and extensible base themes and stylish typography that adapt to each platform. Lots of default JavaScript and CSS components include Form Inputs, Navigation Sliding Menus, Buttons, Tabs, Prompts and others. These default styles are clean, simple and functional.

✓ Focused on native apps: Interestingly, Ionic is also modeled for standard native development SDKs. It runs inside PhoneGap or Cordova to deploy an app natively. AngularJS is easy while interacting with back-end web services and external data sources.

✓ Powerful CLI: One of the potential benefits of using Ionic is its most powerful CLI, which helps developers to create, built, test and deploy apps onto any platform with just one command. There are amazing features like integrated logging and Live Reload that give a far better experience than native apps.

Ionic, with AngularJS, is set for a remarkable transition in mobile app development. An AngularJS front-end JavaScript framework is capable of building scalable and fast applications, offering services like push notifications and analytics. Perhaps, one of the important goals of Ionic is to help the existing web developers to create mobile apps with ease and agility, thereby saving time and money for business owners and companies in finding mobile-savvy top app developers.

Finally, hybrid mobile app development is going to dominate the mobile app market and become better in the years to come.

Our team at Konstant Infosolutions is well adroit in creating cross-platform and hybrid mobile apps using PhoneGap, Xamarin, Sencha, Adobe Air and other important tools. We can help you grow your business through user-centric mobile apps that can be seamlessly accessed across multiple devices- iPhone, Android, Windows phone

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Heena Banga

Heena Banga

Heena Banga is a Senior Content Developer at Konstant Infosolutions- a globally recognized mobile application development company. She leads marketing and growth initiatives at the company using a mix of technical and business content tactics. Heena also contributes articles to CrowdReviews, OpenSourceForU, Sociableblog, ducttapemarketing, PAYMILL blog. She hopes to enjoy a business conversation onboard a commercial space flight someday. Her ultimate goal is to combine business and writing and go into Advertising.

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