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When people talk about Ionic Framework, they often put it in the “Cordova” or “Angular” buckets, because historically that’s what Ionic was: a UI kit for Cordova and Angular apps. That was fine for the first few years of Ionic’s life, but up to around 2018 things started changing. Ionic started working on a new […]

Adobe just announced that PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build are shutting down. For many teams relying on PhoneGap Build for cross-platform builds, this, along with the recent iOS 13 build issues, is a big setback. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be! There is a great alternative to get your apps working that is a nearly drop-in […]

We’ve just published a new Appflow guide covering how to transfer your PhoneGap Build-based application to Ionic Appflow. Check it out here. The past few years have seen the rise of build-in-the-cloud services. Why? To put it mildly, not everyone enjoys setting up and maintaining build systems to compile their native mobile applications. As just […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

In case you missed it, last week we gave a live presentation on the top Cordova challenges and the best strategies to overcome them. During that discussion, Ionic’s Senior Product Evangelist, Matt Netkow, and I dug into the top challenges that development teams face when working with Cordova to unlock native features in a hybrid […]

Hi folks! So today I’m really super excited to share something we’ve been testing heavily for a long time now. As of now… new Ionic apps will run on WKWebView…BY DEFAULT 🎉! Ok, so let’s have a brief history lesson on why this is really important and also beneficial to you as a developer. It’s […]

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