Ionic 2: The Future of Hybrid App Development

We live in a period when technology is impacting every aspect of life. The advances made on the web makes it useful in a variety of ways. New developments emerge every day giving the world fresh means of using the Internet. More than one million apps have been developed globally using Ionic technology in the last two years. Since it was launched to the market in 2013, Ionic has become very popular among app developers.

Despite the success achieved by Ionic, there is still room to improve the way things are done. The need to provide improved solutions to web developers led to the development of Ionic 2. Developers of the technology had a broad perspective as they considered the current as well as future needs in the market.

The features of Ionic 1 certainly took app development to new levels, but Ionic 2 has introduced Angular 2 with its better features and capabilities.

Ionic 2 and its Importance
Before the introduction of Ionic, app development was faced with some challenges. For instance, it took a lot of time to make the UI and UX of the app under development corresponding with that of the hosting system.

When using Ionic 2, the UI and UX problem and the associated costs are avoided. The new technology provides ready to use UI development blocks and the associated animations. After building the app, it can run well anywhere else without the need for adjustments.

The Ionic framework was built on Apache Cordova, and it brought a revolution to app development. Ionic structure simplified app development by providing an incredible UI layer to use. Even developers who were not very good in their work could produce fantastic results with it.

The AngularJS 1 used on the Ionic framework allowed developers to do various things such as data binding, progressive views and form validation with little effort unlike with previous structures.

The introduction of Angular 2 came along with Ionic 2 which allows the use of TypeScript during Ionic app development. These features make the development process easier and more efficient. When apps develop problems, Ionic 2 makes it east to troubleshoot the problem and even repair them.

The introduction of any new technology means that people have to learn how to use it first. This was, however, not the case with Ionic 2. Anyone who was familiar with the earlier version of Ionic would not have any trouble using the new one. The difference regarding usage between the two was tiny, but the results were significant.

Why Ionic 2 is superior to Ionic 1?

  • Organization and structure – Ionic 2 is well structured and organized with folders for various uses. This organization improves the neatness of the work done for easy access when needed. It was still possible to be this organized with Ionic 1, but it was not by default. It required prior adjustments for that to be accomplished.
  • Tools – Ionic 2 has great tools that allow many commands to be accessed at the same time. Users are not required to know the basic stuff but can get on with the primary job. New developers find it very useful as they get an idea of how the final product will look like.
  • Building – when using Ionic app development users create their codes in the app folder. This folder is distinct from the other containing the codes served to Internet browsers. Upon running the Ionic 2 application, the codes in the app folder are converted into Javascript mode and copied to the www folder from where it is served to the browser.

App development has received a boost with the introduction of Ionic. Already it is the technology of choice for many developers because of its speed, and new features make their work very easy. The Ionic framework brought plenty of advantages for Ionic app developers. However, Ionic 2 can make things even better in this industry. Therefore, app users can look forward to more efficient applications on their devices.

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Mehul Rajput

Mehul Rajput is the CEO & Director of MindInventory. With a visionary mindset, he harnesses his techno-commercial skills and extensive industry experience to empower cross-functional teams. Under his exceptional leadership, the team consistently delivers cutting-edge digital solutions that not only meet but exceed the expectations of global clients. His commitment to operational excellence has positioned the company as a leader in the field of Digital Transformation, driving innovation and success in every endeavor.