Ionic 2 Overview

What is Ionic 2?

Basically, Ionic 2 is an open-source, mobile app development framework. It is used to build top quality hybrid mobile apps for Android, iOS and Windows platforms.

Ionic 2 is built on top of Angular framework and Apache Cordova. For those who are not familiar with these two technologies, Angular is a javascript framework from Google and Apache Cordova (which is formerly known as PhoneGap) is a mobile development framework for cross platform development.

The Ionic 2 framework is mainly focused on building the UI design and interaction of your mobile app, and it is quite a new technology. Its first production release version was just released on January 25, 2017.

Ionic Features

What makes the Ionic 2 framework stand out from the rest? Well, with Ionic 2, you can have:

  • Faster Mobile Development Time – as you just are using the well-known JavaScript and HTML web technologies, the need to learn Android, Objective C , Swift and other native mobile programming languages, is eliminated.
  • It is Cross Platform – you can develop one Ionic app and run it on any iOS, Android and Windows platform, without having to deal with developing or maintaining a separate codebase for each of them. Ionic is truly gives you a write once, run everywhere advantage.
  • It has hundreds of Native Plugins – that’ll further add more usability and features to your mobile application
  • It is FREE to use and is open-source – and also has a large and active community that supports it.

In a nutshell, Ionic 2 enables you to create mobile apps faster using JavaScript and easily deploy it on Android, iOS and Windows platforms in just one single CODE BASE!

For this course, we will learn the basics of Ionic 2 framework.

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