What’s New In The Latest Release of Ionic 3.0

For mobile app developers, here it becomes latest news about the release of Ionic 3.0. An open source mobile SDK, freely available framework Ionic is popularly used by developers for developing real-time, multi platform mobile applications. This framework offers powerful tools and services for developing mobile apps of all shapes and sizes. There are several improvements offer by the framework while announcing that Ionic 3.0 has arrived. In present times, it becomes favorable framework for developers to create native and progressive mobile apps efficiently and quickly. Here, in this news blog, we would like to represent information about the recent release of Ionic 3 and what’s new in it.

Ionic is a best framework and a complete open source SDK for developing hybrid mobile app development. It includes three main components such as a Sass based UI framework which is designed as well as optimized specifically for mobile UIs. Another is an AngularJS front-end JavaScript framework which is useful for developing scalable application, rapidly. And the third one is a compiler (PhoneGap or Cordova) used for native apps with JavaScript, HTML and CSS. This efficient framework comprises several functional CSS components out-of-the-box.

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Ionic is using SemVer (Semantic Versioning). There is a major update to the framework in Ionic 3.0. Likewise, changeover from Ionic 1 to Ionic 2, the Ionic 3.0 is not a new framework, completely.

As mentioned in official blog of Ionic, they will follow the below guidelines when they release its new versions.

Given a version number MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH, increment the:

  • MAJOR version when you make incompatible API changes,
  • MINOR version when you add functionality in a backwards-compatible manner, and
  • PATCH version when you make backwards-compatible bug fixes.

Whenever they upgrade Angular’s internal version, Ionic version will bump based on the major, minor or a patch of the Angular upgrade.

What’s New in Ionic 3.0?

Compatibility with Angular 4.0.0

It comprises compatibility with Angular 4.0.0. The updated Ionic 3 has introduced many new features as well as smaller and faster applications. It also provides support for the latest TypeScript version and much more.

Compatibility with TypeScript 2.1 and 2.2

Just like compatibility with Angular, this new update has facilitated to work with the latest version of TypeScript. It allows faster the build time as well as type checking in your app. It also supports mix-in classes, the capability using async await in Ionic. There are many more other updates introduces in this release.

IonicPage Decorator

It has made possible to set up lazy loading in your application and also set the lazy loading page’s priority. You can also customize the configuration of each page. Using the @IonicPage decorator, you can set up deep links, now.

Support for Lazy Loading

Ionic 3.0 comprises support for lazy loading. However, it is not default and contains some minor issues in it. The file structure and navigation of your app affect due to the change, but it increases the application speed.

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There are other changes in Ionic 3.0 that includes bug fixes, Code Refactoring, Small features to existing components and many others. Developers can find a complete list of updates on the official blog of the Ionic. With this new arrival of Ionic 3.0, the key focus of Ionic team is to enhance start-up speed and performance of an application. Moreover, fixing known bugs in components and navigation also need to improve soon, as mentioned in the Ionic blog.

Conclusion

With the release of Ionic 3.0, mobile app developers have more opportunities to develop a real-time multi platform mobile app more efficiently and quickly. Its attractive features help ionic app developers to utilize latest features of this powerful framework to develop an effective mobile app for their customers. In the next update of Ionic, the key focus is to improve the speed and performance of an application.

Mehul Rajput is a CEO and Co-founder of Mindinventory, a leading web and mobile app development company specialized in android and iOS app development. Delivering best solutions to its local and global clients it leads to better business all around.