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With the new Ionic 2, redefine the way you develop mobile app.

August 5th, 2016

The mobile market is on the rise since the introduction of Smartphones and its predecessors. The increase in the usage of smartphones led to the high demand for the app that helped the users with simplifying the task that they do or follow every day. The demand for mobile applications has carved the path for many aspiring techies to step into the feet of the mobile application development. Mobile applications are now categorized into two major as

  • Native mobile application
  • Hybrid mobile application

Native apps are the best when it comes to core and complicated functionalities, but hybrid application becomes the suitable choice for people who prefer to have a single application that runs on all the mobile platforms like iOS, Android, Windows, etc. Since hybrid applications became the ideal choice for many people, the development framework used to program these applications got the attention. One such advantageous for developing hybrid mobile apps is Ionic. It became a familiar framework for many developers as it gave everything a programmer needed to develop a complete hybrid mobile application. This framework is a complete open-source SDK built on top of Apache Cordova and AngularJS. It uses develop hybrid mobile applications using HTML5, CSS, and Sass. Ionic is one of the successfully praised development frameworks, and even many mobile apps development companies use this to develop hybrid apps.

Read our previous article to know more about hybrid development frameworks.

Ionic 2 – The successor of the programmer’s favorite framework:

Ionic, being the world’s best cross-platform framework for developing mobile applications, increased the pressure on the Ionic developers to program a better framework that has the most advanced features. Ionic 2 was developed to enhance the efficiency and the performance of the framework that gives the freedom to the programmers to develop an app without any hassle. It allows the developers to develop apps with simplified code and makes possibilities to build a bespoke mobile apps that competes with the other best and robust mobile applications in the market.

Ionic-2 Framework Development

Significant differences between Ionic and Ionic 2:

Ionic 2 framework is same as its predecessor but is built on top of Angular 2, a popular framework used for developing advanced web applications. Here are some of the major differences between the two.

  1. Built on top of Angular 2: Angular 2 is different from its predecessor in some functional parts of coding. It has the useful features in the table functionalities and also is speedy when compares with Angular.
  2. TypeScript: Ionic 2 allows using TypeScript, a superset of JavaScript. This offers the ability to use the advanced features if using JavaScript. And also, it enables statical type checking and control flow analysis.
  3. Support for Windows Universal platform: The UWP became the first class passenger in the Ionic 2 set.

Reasons why Ionic 2 is better that Ionic:

Ionic 2 is still in the beta version and has many bugs that are under development. But, many programmers consider Ionic 2 to be better that Ionic and here are the top reasons that justifies the consideration.

  • Structure and Organization
  • Navigation
  • ES6 Syntax
  • Template Syntax
  • Just JavaScript
  • Building
  • Tooling

Ionic 2 is showing prominent signs of being the best cross-platform mobile application framework and the developers using Ionic are switching to Ionic 2.

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