Today I am incredibly excited to announce the very first release of ngCordova, an open-source collection of AngularJS services and extensions that make it incredibly easy to use Cordova plugins and native features in your hybrid apps. With ngCordova, instead of calling Cordova plugins directly and having to figure out the proper object or plugin […]
AngularJS is turning out to be one of the best frameworks for building mobile apps across all major platforms. One reason that Angular fits so well into the mobile developer toolbox is its features for interacting with backend web services and external data sources. Since most apps today are data-driven, it makes sense to use […]
Tomorrow night, @maxlynch will be presenting Ionic at the AngularMN meetup group in Saint Paul, MN. If you’re in the area, stop by (though space is almost full!) If you can’t make the meetup, we are having an Ionic Drinkup after at The Bulldog bar in downtown Saint Paul, starting around 8:30. Join us for […]
Earlier this summer, I realized AngularJS was going to be f’ing huge. I don’t just mean it was going to be the next hot thing that would be here for a few months only to be replaced a few months later. By huge, I mean it was going to change the entire frontend development industry […]
Just when we thought we had this web-dev stuff figured out with HTML5 standards and modern desktop browsers, mobile devices slapped us in the face. Mobile browsers are still the wild-west of web development (which is exactly why I love it), but because they’re still relatively new, we’re all still fleshing out the details on […]
One of the original goals of the Ionic Framework was to encourage custom mobile UI development with HTML5, building UIs that were innovative, interactive, and fun, but weren’t necessarily part of the core mobile UI framework on a given platform. We’ve seen native developers doing this for some time. Startups and companies like Jelly, Path, […]
When reviewing any new technology, library, or framework, you’ll first ask, “Where does this fit into the stack, and how would it benefit me?” TL;DR: Ionic’s ultimate goal is to make it easier to develop native mobile apps with HTML5, also known as Hybrid apps. The Missing Piece Every semi-colon slinging cowboy is out riding […]
Ever since we launched our first product Codiqa to make it incredibly easy to build HTML5 mobile websites and apps, we knew HTML5 had huge potential on mobile. But until recently, it was just too easy to say that HTML5 would never be a legitimate replacement for native on mobile.