Why do we recommend using Ionic for mobile development?

Ionic Framework is an open-source UI toolkit for building performant, high-quality mobile and desktop apps using web technologies — HTML, CSS, and JavaScript — with integrations for frameworks like Angular.

Ionic is a framework based on Apache Cordova and Angular, which enables you to build fully functional and advanced mobile apps. The layout is done via web views, but the app has access to native device’s APIs using plugins.

Combining the native part with a web part leads to a universally applicable solution.

Ionic allows for the creation of highly interactive, cross-platform mobile applications that can be deployed across iOS and Android devices.

These hybrid applications include native functionalities, exhaustive gestures, and customizable tools to enhance user-friendliness.

LiteBreeze has utilized the dedicated UI components that provide the best UI/UX experience. It also focuses on the frontend UX and UI interaction of an app — UI controls, interactions, gestures, animations.

Some of the key features of Ionic are:

One codebase

Ionic enables you to build applications for all major app stores (like Apple Store and Google Play Store) and the mobile web from a single codebase. Writing once you can run an app on multiple platforms like iOS, Android.

A focus on performance

Ionic is built to perform and behave great on the latest mobile devices with best practices like efficient hardware accelerated transitions and touch-optimized gestures.

Clean, simple and functional design

Ionic is designed to work and display beautifully on all current mobile devices and platforms. With ready-made components, typography, and a gorgeous (yet extensible) base theme that adapts to each platform, you’ll be building in style.

Native and web optimized

Ionic emulates native app UI guidelines and uses native SDKs. This brings the UI standards and device features of native apps together with the full power and flexibility of the open web.

Ionic uses Capacitor (or Cordova) to deploy natively or runs in the browser as a progressive web app.

Framework compatibility

While past releases of Ionic were tightly coupled to Angular, version 4.x of the framework was re-engineered to work as a standalone Web Component library, with integrations for the latest JavaScript frameworks, like Angular, React and Vue.

Web standards

Ionic Framework is built on top of reliable, standardized web technologies: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript using modern Web APIs such as Custom Elements and Shadow DOM.

Because of this, Ionic components have a stable API and are not at the whim of a single platform vendor.

Securing applications

Ionic applications communicate with a backend server via API or web services. Via HTTPS, the communication between the app and the server is encrypted. Also, using Cordova plugins you can implement SSL pinning ie, certificate-based pinning, and prevent external code execution.

Advantages of Ionic app development

  • Reduced costs on development, codebase maintenance
  • Faster time for development on different platforms
  • Ease of maintenance via built-in browser instruments and debugging tools
  • Usage of plugins for native and device API support
  • Lower development costs as per compared to native app development