Ionic is a hybrid app framework, built on Cordova, so it suffers from many of the shortcomings that all hybrid frameworks suffer from. Here, Tom Duffy talks about what you leave behind when choosing the Ionic framework for cross-platform development.
- [Instructor] Ionic is a hybrid app framework…built on Cordova.…So it suffers from many of the shortcomings…that all hybrid frameworks suffer from.…Performance will always be an issue for hybrid apps…as it simply isn't possible to be as fast as native…when the app code is executing in a browser.…Since Ionic is a web-based framework,…the tools will be more suited to developing websites…than native apps.…The Caveat is the pro-level creator tool…which is designed to bridge the gap…between the Ionic Framework…and the native platforms.…
Ionic can struggle to keep up…with new platform features just as Cordova does…and debugging can be painful,…especially if only one of the target platforms…isn't working as planned.…Building and deploying Ionic apps is just as problematic…as deploying a Cordova app.…Sure, you can build apps suitable…for posting in an app store, using the Ionic framework…but the native tools are an order of magnitude better…than the CLI tools built into Ionic.…
Check out the Ionic doc to see the deployment process.…
- Hybrid vs. native cross-platform apps
- Choosing an editor
- Building a Cordova app
- Building an Ionic app
- Buildin an app with the Create React Native App
- Building an app with the React Native CLI
- Building a Titanium app
- Building a Xamarin app
Skill Level Beginner
Ionic 3.0 for Mobile App Developerswith Sani Yusuf5h 43m Intermediate
React Native: Building Mobile Appswith Steven Emmerich2h 32m Intermediate
1. Intro to Cross-Platform Development
4. React Native
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