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Why You Should Choose Ionic Framework To Build Your Next Mobile App?

If you’re just starting out in the app development universe, then you might already be looking for the perfect framework to use to start the process with your own app. There are a lot of them out there, each with their ups and downs, but in today’s article we’re going to tell you a few reasons you should consider Ionic Framework.

This type of framework allows you to use a combination of programming languages like CSS, HTML5 and JavaScript. The combo of these three strong languages will help you get the best user interface for your targeted audience. It is best to use Ionic framework if you have a very visual application, because you will be mostly focused on looks.

But, let’s cut this introduction short and tell you all the reasons why we think you should use Ionic Framework when developing your app:

It’s easier to move across platforms
If you’re building an app, it is natural that you are looking for success and think that maybe you’ll spread across platforms, either if you start with Android, iOS, Windows Phone or other operating systems. The Ionic framework gives you the opportunity of doing that more easily, because the language makes your app easily converted from one operating system to another. If you were to choose a native language, rather than hybrid, you would have to spend a little more time and money into learning the specific programming language for each platform.

It’s free!!!
Come on, this has to be the best benefit of using Ionic Framework. Developing an app, starting with research and ending in a marketing campaign, it is quite expensive. Frameworks usually cost around 1000 dollars to be used, so the fact that Ionic is free is going to ease some of the burden. If you’re not sure you want to use it, even after reading the article, you could also give it a try before going with another choice because it doesn’t cost you anything.

The user interface will turn out like a piece of art
Remember when we said that if you’re looking for a beautiful app, Ionic Framework is the way to go? Well, let us tell you why. The CSS and JavaScript features included in Angular will let you customize the app with different buttons, menus, color schemes, etc. The framework gives a lot of options in this area, because they know the user is attracted to great-looking apps, and already has high standards regarding the UI.

The Ionic Framework is open source
‘Oh, no! That’s what I feared!’ – you might tell yourself if you know a little info about programming. Open source means instability. It is true that usually open source frameworks are unstable, they have been noticed in the past to be so – but we assure you that the Ionic Framework prides itself in being a very stable platform.

The base framework of Ionic is Angular
Angular is a very popular framework in creating both mobile applications and web applications. So, even if you haven’t met with this programming language before, after working with it, you will also be able to create web applications – if this is a future plan of yours. It also has a lot of benefits like extending the syntax of HTML to include components of your app, as well as data-binding.

Related blog: AngularJS and Ionic for App Development: The Ultimate Combination

Ionic uses Cordova Plugins
If you’re not familiar with the term of plugin, it is a piece of code attached to your app that is coded in JavaScript, which allows you to do multiple things because it is close to the native language of the platform you’re working on. In our case, Cordova Plugins help you get access to different features of the operating system, like Geo location, Camera, Battery and so many others. Depending on what your app does, you will definitely use at least one of these so that you have an optimal working app.

You have a big community to talk
Programming is hard work, fellas. So, if you’re starting out new with Angular and Ionic, you need people around to help you with the problems you face. The great thing about the Ionic Framework is that it has a huge, active community, that is eager to help on different forums or specialized YouTube channels. If you look on social media, you will be able to find even the founders of Ionic Framework, because they are very open in helping their users create the perfect app.

You have a lot of reasons to at least try out working on this framework, maybe the most motivating being that it is a free working space. Go on and try working out on this hybrid of three strong languages and tell us if you find it as rewarding as we found it.

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