Author Archives: Matt Netkow

Long before joining Ionic, I built web-based apps (using jQuery and Knockout.js!) and deployed them to iOS and Android using Cordova. They weren’t pretty (I didn’t have something like this 😉 available), the code was messy, but they got the job done: I was a web developer building mobile apps using one codebase! Despite my […]

New “Your First Ionic App” tutorials for Angular and React are now available! Learn the fundamentals of Ionic app development by creating a real app step by step. In the tutorial, you’ll create a cross-platform Photo Gallery app: take photos with your device’s camera, display them in a grid, and store them permanently on the […]

Whenever I need to add a native device feature to an Ionic app, my first instinct is to reach for a native plugin first. However, a built-in browser Web API could be the better alternative, offering the same feature set as well as improved performance and reduced maintenance cost. Web API Benefits There are several […]

Recently, Apple introduced a new App Submission warning stating that they are formally deprecating UIWebView. We wanted to let the Ionic community know what this warning is all about and how the Ionic team plans to address it. Update 10/8/2020: Apple has extended the deadline to allow for additional time to migrate to WKWebview. No […]

Storing photos in a Cordova-based Ionic app can be challenging. Several concepts and layers of the app development stack are involved, including selecting the best Camera plugin configuration, saving files to permanent storage, and understanding how to render an image in a WebView. In this post, we’ll use the Ionic Native Camera plugin to take […]

Flutter has been out of preview for about six months now, and in that time we’ve gotten quite a few questions about how it compares with Ionic. Having taken a close look at what Google’s latest development framework has to offer, we put together a thorough comparison guide that walks through the key similarities and […]

It’s been just a hair over 500 days since the last Ionic Show. That’s far too long. Today, we’re excited to be back with a vengeance: a movie-length Ionic Show episode covering all the latest Ionic news! 🎉 In this episode of the Ionic Show, Max and Ben bring on Josh Thomas and Matt Netkow […]

After a brief hiatus, our Bet on the Web podcast is back with a new episode. This time, we’re chatting with David Dal Busco, the creator of DeckDeckGo and organizer of the Ionic Zurich meetup group.

The Capacitor team has been heads down the last few months preparing for a version 1.0 release, currently slated for early June. Here’s the latest news on the Capacitor beta. Haven’t heard of Capacitor? It’s our new open source cross-platform app runtime that makes it easier to build web apps that run natively on iOS, […]

PhoneGap (and later Adobe PhoneGap & Apache Cordova) emerged back in 2009 as a major evolution in app development. It allowed web developers like myself to reapply their web skills to create native mobile experiences for Android, iOS, and other platforms. In fact, I’ve been a long-time PhoneGap developer that loves the platform’s power and […]

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