Benefits of Ionic Framework in Mobile App Development

Technology / July, 01 2020

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Creative business ideas are the foundation on which any modern-day startup or established business rests. Building mobile apps on this foundation is the most prominent thing that a person can do to grow its business even further.

Mobile app development is one of the leading segments of the business world. The Innovative apps are accelerated by Mobile App Development Companies. You can choose from a myriad of mobile app developers who will use their expertise and innovation to create an amazing mobile app for your business.

However, after finalizing the idea and company to develop your mobile app, the next predicament that you will face is to choose a framework.

Which framework should I choose? Will the features and strengths of this framework help my business?

As an expert Mobile App Development Company, we receive these questions quite frequently. So, for our future clients or the clients who are searching for a suitable framework, we are ending this discussion forever.

According to us, Ionic is the best framework to develop hybrid mobile apps. It provides a bundle of benefits and fits best as a framework in all ways to develop a seamless application that works flawlessly. Here are the reasons why we recommend Ionic:

1. Free and Open source:

To develop a hybrid app, Ionic is the best and 100 % free, open-source framework licensed under MIT. It works differently in the context of unexpected breakdowns that other open-source frameworks come across. With open-source frameworks, you can get caught with a shaky architecture that may break. With Ionic, things are extraordinary as it is steady, quick, and dependable. Ionic App Development will prove to be very savvy with the quick development of an application.

2. Cross-Platform Development:

 

  • “Code once, run anywhere”

 

This fact fits perfectly with the Ionic framework. It ensures that less code, effort, and resources are utilized to build an app that runs smoothly on multiple platforms i.e. Android, iOS, and windows.

3. UX/UI Design:

Good UX/UI design is the core component of every mobile app. Ionic offers smooth animations with alluring designs and themes. Ionic framework is considered a Frontend framework (UI interaction) that contains components like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and beautiful designs. This enables the development of an interactive and user-friendly application.

4. Easy testing:

With the Ionic system, Mobile App testing gets simpler on a mobile browser or on safari in iOS devices. An Ionic developer can test the application on the work area program and direct test system testing for Android and iOS applications with the help of Cordova commands. The attempt to create a mobile app based on the Ionic framework is infrequently a failure with such a significant number of testing services.

5. Full Utilization of Cordova Plugins:

In the Ionic App Development framework, plugins play a major role. The features of Cordova plugins are used for native support. It help developers to easily test and deploy applications built with AngularJS.

6. Angular JS:

The ionic based mobile app is powered up by Angular JS. By extending the HTML Syntax, Angular JS offers a robust structure to the developers to make codes more manageable. To create browser-based applications, the Ionic framework utilizes Angular JS to develop these mobile applications with higher performance by building their app structure. Angular JS offers a bunch of center functionalities to the designers.

7. Widget development:

Ionic frameworks allow the creation of widgets for often used apps on the home screen that enables the user to trigger the application from the home screen itself.

8. Enhanced development:

According to the statistics, 4+ million developers are using the Ionic framework and about 2+ million applications are built on the same.

Ionic makes the tasks of creating splash icons and screens comparatively easier than others.

9. App Integration:

Ionic boasts high-end application integration that enables the sharing of information and processes among different apps of a business. This further help businesses to coordinate their processes and associate its features with cloud applications.

10. Powerful CLI(Command-Line-Interface):

The great command-line interface is a built-in development server used in the Ionic framework. It is a text-based interface where a user uses the command prompt to interact with the application through the help of various commands.

11. Useful native plugins:

The ionic framework has full access to native APIs and Plugins that gives applications native user experience. Use up to 120 native devices functionalities like Finger Print AUTH, Bluetooth, and more with Cordova plugins.

12. Huge and Supportive Community:

While developing any application, the most challenging part is to understand the capabilities of the framework to use it completely. Ionic boasts a very huge and supportive community including developers that are experts in technologies like Cordova and AngularJS.

New developers can connect with experienced developers themselves to get a solution of a problem that they face.

13. Cost-effective apps with less development cost:

 

  • Building an app using the ionic framework is friendly for your pockets.

 

The development time taken by the Ionic framework is less resulting in less development cost. By knowing the cost estimation in advance the small businesses can also take a step forward to grow by developing an app that fits its budget.

14. Low learning curve:

To understand the working of the mobile app, the owner may learn the core components for better knowledge. One of the advantages of Ionic is that the developer finds it easy to learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The app owner is acquainted with the Ionic framework can suggest new functionalities with the developers to create an amazingly effective application.

15. High-performance app guaranteed:

Ionic having components empower developers to build apps having a functional user interface with an elegant design.

Key Takeaways:

The prerequisite & modern requirement needs to call for a hybrid mobile app. Ionic framework is best suitable for building a mobile app with basic native functionalities. The app developed using this framework runs simultaneously on devices having different operating systems. To build interactive hybrid apps, Ionic uses the Cordova library and AngularJS. The same code with few changes can be used for all types of platforms which results in less development time, effort, and cost.

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Vivek Chaturvedi is the co-founder and CTO at Vidhema Technologies. He is responsible for the overall technical operations of the company and has played a major role in bringing Vidhema up from its humble beginnings and, with his immense energy and drive, transforming it into a globally trusted name in IT solutions.

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