What you need to know about Ionic 4..

Technology / August, 30 2019

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After more than a year of work, the Ionic Framework team has released version 4.0.0. This new version offers significant changes in performance, compatibility with multiple frameworks (not only with Angular as previous versions), a new documentation and many other improvements that we will analyze in this article.

Ionic, the most widely used platform for building mobile and desktop apps using web technology, has launched version 4.0 of the open source Ionic Framework.The highly-anticipated release provides a complete cross-platform UI library built on Web Components, compatible with any front-end framework. Ionic applications are powered by web technology, most changes don’t require binary modifications and there for it allows immediate deployments.

In this article I want to explain the main differences between Ionic 4 and Ionic 3,as well as the new concepts of this brand new version. We will see practical examples of how to use the new Ionic CLI, and the new Router. Then at the end I will guide you onhow to migrate your applications from Ionic 3 to Ionic 4.

An Ionic app is used for developing a hybrid application. Ionic had a timeline as "Mobile for Angular" until its latest version launched as "Ionic for everyone"(Ionic 4). We can say that Ionic below version 4 only supports Angular, but the new version has included some massive changes based on the UI and also supports React as well as other frameworks for deploying an app

#Main differences between Ionic 4 and Ionic 3

The new version offers changes in performance, compatibility with various frameworks. a new documentation and many other advancements.

Navigation in Ionic 4 vs navigation in Ionic 3

Ionic 3 used a navigation based on a simple stack where the new pages were pushed on top of the stack. Ionic 4 now uses the Angular Router. It is significant to emphasize that navController is no longer used for navigation in Ionic 4.

The Ionic app development framework allows the creation of highly interactive, cross-platform mobile applications that can be deployed over iOS, Android, and Windows devices. These hybrid applications incorporate with native functionalities, exhaustive gestures, and adjustable tools to enhance user-friendliness. Those powerful capabilities are conveyed to Ionic since it gives mobile-friendly HTML, CSS and javascript components to developers.

Ionic is great if you are familiar with Angularjs. However, if you're developing an app for the first time and need to invest in learning a framework, then learning Android/iOS development is better. Angularjs has quite a steep learning curve.

The Ionic app development framework allows the creation of highly interactive, cross-platform mobile applications that can be deployed over iOS, Android, and Windows devices. These hybrid applications incorporate with native functionalities, exhaustive gestures, and adjustable tools to enhance user-friendliness. Those powerful capabilities are conveyed to Ionic since it gives mobile-friendly HTML, CSS and javascript components to developers.

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