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Ionic is a mobile app development framework and it is targeted at building hybrid mobile apps. Hybrid apps are little small websites running in a browser shell in an app that has access to the native platform layer. Hybrid apps have many benefits like native apps, specifically in terms of platform support, the speed of development, and access to the third-party code.
Ionic 4.0.0-beta.0 version of Ionic 4 framework is already announced and an ionic team is working hard on the final release of ionic alpha. Ionic 4 is introducing new performance and build time improvements, powerful theming capabilities, multi-framework compatibility, brand new documentation and much more.
Since Ionic is an HTML5 framework, it needs a native cover like Cordova or PhoneGap in order to run as a native app. We recommend using Cordova proper for mobile apps, and the Ionic tools will use under Cordova.
Install the Ionic Framework and Cordova using npm :-
Open a terminal window or a command window, and install Cordova and Ionic then run
npm install -g Cordova ionic
To install Cordova, make sure you have Node.js installed, then run –
$ sudo npm install -g Cordova
After installing Cordova and Ionic installed on your computer, make sure you update to the latest version.
Application building and testing through commands:-
You can also build your mobile application using the Cordova commands. To build an application in the iOS –
$ ionic Cordova build ios
And to run an application in the iOS –
$ ionic Cordova emulate ios
Testing on Android is much easier and faster. To test on the device, simply plug it in, and run
$ ionic Cordova run android
Upgrading an ionic 3 application to ionic 4
Ionic is one of the coolest frameworks for developing hybrid mobile apps and progressive web Applications. We are very excited to work on an updated version of the ionic framework that is ionic 4.
As Linkites going to start working on v4, You can share your project requirements with us. Change to routing is the one of the biggest change in ionic 4. Ionic 4 now uses native Angular Routing with a little bit of a twist. you will need to map those components to routes, Instead of pushing components directly into ion-nav. There is also some Changes in styles encapsulation, changes in providers attributes for components, methods etc.
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