Company founded

Drifty Co. is founded by friends Ben Sperry and Max Lynch.

Codiqa released

A drag-and-drop mockup tool for creating jQuery Mobile apps.

Accepted to Techstars

Company is accepted into the Winter 13 Techstars Cloud class.

Ionic Framework released

Early preview is released to massive adoption and positive reception.

Ionic, the company

Drifty Co. identity takes backseat. Ionic becomes public facing brand.

Cloud announced

Cloud services are announced and early work on alpha begins.

Ionic raises $2.6M

Lightbank led, with Founder Collective and Arthur Ventures.

Ionic v2 announced

First peek at Ionic Framework v2 released at London Angular Connect.

About us

Ionic was founded in 2012, when using web technologies as a means to build native apps was still in its infancy. When we started, we just wanted to create a better way for web developers to use their existing skillsets to build apps for the app stores.

Today, Ionic is the world's most popular cross-platform mobile development technology stack, powering fast growing startups to some of the biggest companies in the world.

Millions of developers from nearly every industry around the world have built millions of mobile apps with Ionic. Our Framework and Cloud allow developers to use web technologies to build high quality hybrid mobile apps, and then scale those apps simply with services like user auth, push notifications, live deployments, and more.

Ionic not only makes app development easier, faster, and more accessible—it makes it more fun. Mobile is all about finding new ways to change the way humans interact with the world, and we couldn’t think of anything more fun than that.

Our Mission

Ionic’s mission is to provide open source tools and services that empower people around the world to participate in the fast-growing mobile app economy. Read about our values.

Our Philosphy

We always bet on the web. It has served developers well for the last twenty years, and we think that makes it a pretty great bet for the next twenty. Get to know our team.

Our neck of the woods

Ionic was proudly founded and headquartered in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Located on an isthmus between two lakes, we love being able to walk or bike to our office, located in the heart of the downtown State Capital.

Although many of us work (and play) in Madison, we also have satelite locations across the States, including San Francisco, Chicago, and Jacksonville.

We’re building the future of mobile

Meet the team behind Ionic