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Tuesday, 15 January, 2019 UTC

Build Your Next Design System with Web Components

Build Your Next Design System with Web Components

Few things in the frontend world are as hot as Design Systems, the idea of building a design spec or library of reusable components that can be shared across a team or company. Design Systems enforce style and branding guidelines, reduce design fatigue ... more


Tuesday, 8 January, 2019 UTC

Ionic 2018 Developer Survey: Discover the Latest Trends

Ionic 2018 Developer Survey: Discover the Latest Trends

We’re excited to share with you the results of our second annual Ionic Developer Survey with input from more than 10,000 community members. The full dataset is available to view here alongside our own insights and analysis. But before we dive in, we ... more


Thursday, 27 December, 2018 UTC

Ionic’s 2018: A Year in Review

Ionic’s 2018: A Year in Review

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on the last twelve months and to start getting excited for the coming twelve. In many ways, 2018 was a pivotal year for Ionic, both on the open source side and for the company as a whole. On the open source ... more


Friday, 21 December, 2018 UTC

New Guide: Your First Ionic Framework V4 App

New Guide: Your First Ionic Framework V4 App

Following the exciting news that the Ionic Framework v4 release candidate has shipped, we’re releasing a new developer guide: Your First Ionic v4 App . This guide walks you through the basics of Ionic Framework development in a fun and friendly manner. ... more


Wednesday, 19 December, 2018 UTC

Ionic Framework v4 RC Shipped, Paving the Way for 4.0 Final

Ionic Framework v4 RC Shipped, Paving the Way for 4.0 Final

We’re thrilled to announce that the release candidate for Ionic 4.0 (codenamed “Neutronium”) has shipped! This release brings many performance improvements and bug fixes for issues in our alpha and beta releases, along with (and most importantly) stabilizing ... more


Friday, 14 December, 2018 UTC

Thoughts on the 12/10/18 Android Outage

Thoughts on the 12/10/18 Android Outage

Earlier this week, many Android/Google/Firebase libraries were unpublished from JCenter, causing any builds that depended on these libraries to fail across the board. This impacted a number of community members and Ionic users. But, thanks to the quick ... more


Wednesday, 12 December, 2018 UTC

Ionic’s Hot Take: Edge Moves to Chromium

Ionic’s Hot Take: Edge Moves to Chromium

Last week, the web community was shocked to hear rumors that Microsoft’s Edge Browser would be adopting a new engine based on Chromium. Though just rumors at first, Microsoft has come forward and confirmed that it is indeed going to be rebuilding Edge ... more


Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 UTC

Tweetstorm: Ionic is Web Native and Why That Matters

Tweetstorm: Ionic is Web Native and Why That Matters

Something we don’t talk enough about at Ionic is how important it is that Ionic is 100% focused on standard web technology. Some thoughts on why that matters: There are so many cross-platform mobile toolkits out there today. Ionic is the only major one ... more


Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 UTC

Capacitor in 2019: Native Progressive Web Apps for All

Capacitor in 2019: Native Progressive Web Apps for All

if you’re new here, Capacitor is the latest project from the team behind Ionic Framework that provides an abstraction on top of Native SDKs so you can write modern web apps and access any Native SDK through a cross-platform, portable layer. Capacitor ... more


Tuesday, 20 November, 2018 UTC

A Vue from Ionic

A Vue from Ionic

Last week, we gave the first official preview of Vue support for Ionic Framework at VueConf Toronto. Our very own Josh Thomas (@jthoms1) shared some insight into the first alpha release of @ionic/vue and why we think Vue + Ionic Framework makes a perfect ... more


Tuesday, 6 November, 2018 UTC

Announcing Ionic’s new Podcast: Bet on the Web

Announcing Ionic’s new Podcast: Bet on the Web

A bet on the web is a bet you can’t lose. This has long been our mantra at Ionic. Whether it’s our love for PWAs or web components, we’re continuing to double down on the web as we head into 2019. And today, we’re happy to announce that two Ionic faves, ... more


Thursday, 1 November, 2018 UTC

Ionic Release: v4 Beta 15 – Out Today!

Ionic Release: v4 Beta 15 – Out Today!

Hey there, friends! We’re back at it again with a new beta release of Ionic 4, Beta 15 . This release includes several new changes that we thought would be great to talk about, so let’s jump right into it! CSS Variables Stability CSS Variables are at ... more


Thursday, 1 November, 2018 UTC

October 2018: A Big Month for Web Components

October 2018: A Big Month for Web Components

Wow, what a month! October saw some big news drop: Firefox version 63 enabled the Shadow DOM and Custom Elements (aka Web Components) APIs by default: Tomorrow Oct 23rd, @firefox will ship v63, with support for Custom Elements & Shadow DOM specs ... more


Tuesday, 23 October, 2018 UTC

Let the Framework do its job

Let the Framework do its job

Over the last year or so, modern frontend frameworks have largely converged on a set of standard, recommended build tools and approaches to common frontend challenges (such as building, routing, and testing). As an opinionated UI framework, Ionic has ... more


Thursday, 16 August, 2018 UTC

Shadow DOM in Ionic and Why It’s Awesome

Shadow DOM in Ionic and Why It’s Awesome

It lurks in the shadows…creating hidden trees…playing by a set of its own rules…it’s… SHADOW DOM! But, what exactly is Shadow DOM? Put simply, Shadow DOM is an API that is part of the Web Component model. It helps to isolate component internals, protecting ... more


Wednesday, 1 August, 2018 UTC

Adding AWS Amplify to an Ionic 4 App

Adding AWS Amplify to an Ionic 4 App

AWS Amplify is a JavaScript library that brings their backend services to web and mobile apps. At first glance, it appears to be a simple wrapper for their cloud services. In reality, it’s so much more: a curated set of backend features that make getting ... more


Tuesday, 24 July, 2018 UTC

Announcing the Ionic 4 Beta

Announcing the Ionic 4 Beta

Today, I’m thrilled to announce the beta release of the best version of Ionic Framework yet: Ionic 4.0.0-beta.0 ! Representing over a year’s worth of work, Ionic 4 brings significant performance and build time improvements, powerful theming capabilities, ... more


Friday, 22 June, 2018 UTC

Using TestFlight for User Testing with Ionic

Using TestFlight for User Testing with Ionic

Apple’s TestFlight is service for sharing early release of an app with user. From TestFlight’s site: TestFlight makes it easy to invite users to test your apps and collect valuable feedback before you release them on the App Store. You can invite up ... more


Monday, 11 June, 2018 UTC

Building Ionic Apps with Firestore

Building Ionic Apps with Firestore

This is a guest post from Jorge Vegara. Jorge writes frequently on Javebratt about Ionic and Firebase, be sure to check it out. Firestore is a fully managed NoSQL document-based database for mobile and web. It’s designed to store and sync app data easily. ... more


Monday, 21 May, 2018 UTC

Announcing Ionicons v4!

Announcing Ionicons v4!

Today I’m excited to announce the 4th release of our open source icon pack, Ionicons, a hand-crafted set of premium icons for use across web, iOS, Android, and desktop apps. Ionicons v4 is one of the first major icon libraries to be distributed as web ... more


Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 UTC

Ionic Native Mocks

Ionic Native Mocks

This is a guest post from Chris Griffith. Chris is UI/UX engineer, an educator in the Ionic community and author of the Ionic Native Mocks library. When you create an Ionic application, often you have need to include a Cordova plugin or two. In fact, ... more


Wednesday, 18 April, 2018 UTC

Ionic Semantic Versioning, Release Schedule and LTS

Ionic Semantic Versioning, Release Schedule and LTS

As many of you know, Ionic Framework has undergone some internal updates and enhancements that we’re all pretty excited about. The net of these updates is that they will result in much faster startup times, smaller file sizes, and an updated API centered ... more


Monday, 9 April, 2018 UTC

Update on Ionic View for iOS

Update on Ionic View for iOS

As some of you may have heard, the Ionic View app was removed from the app store by Apple last week and is still unavailable in the store as of today (it is still available on Android, of course). In the interest of transparency, I want to update the ... more


Thursday, 5 April, 2018 UTC

Ionic at VueConf

Ionic at VueConf

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the first conference for Vue in the US, VueConf. As an Ionic Developer Advocate, this was the first conference I attended that was not focused on Angular or general web technology. And as someone not too familiar ... more


Thursday, 15 March, 2018 UTC

Improved Perceived Performance with Skeleton Screens

Improved Perceived Performance with Skeleton Screens

Skeleton screens… You might think sound a little scary and or that they’re hard to implement, but what if I told you that they are actuall quite simple to make. Once added to your app, skeleton screens become an awesome feature to make your app feel ... more


Thursday, 8 March, 2018 UTC

What’s the issue with issues?

What’s the issue with issues?

Why hello there! It’s been quite a bit of time since we’ve last talked. I hope everything is going great on your end! We’ve got something very serious to talk about. We have an issue…with Github issues. You may have noticed that we haven’t done a great ... more


Tuesday, 27 February, 2018 UTC

Announcing Capacitor 1.0.0 Alpha

Announcing Capacitor 1.0.0 Alpha

Today we are incredibly excited to announce the alpha release of a major new open source project: Capacitor. Capacitor aims to build a better Native runtime for the future of Ionic apps running everywhere : iOS, Android, Electron, and on the web as a ... more


Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 UTC

Announcing the Ionic PWA Toolkit Beta

Announcing the Ionic PWA Toolkit Beta

As many of you know, we’ve been working incredibly hard to make Ionic a great option for building Progressive Web Apps, and today I’m happy to announce a project that furthers those initiatives: The beta release of the Ionic PWA Toolkit! The Ionic PWA ... more


Wednesday, 10 January, 2018 UTC

Make a Video Web Component, the Stencil Way

Make a Video Web Component, the Stencil Way

TL;DR Stencil is a JavaScript tool that enables you to build framework-independent and standards-compliant web components using technologies, such as TypeScript and JSX. Stencil provides APIs that makes writing fast components a breeze. These APIs — ... more


Saturday, 30 December, 2017 UTC

Help Test Ionic Native 5

Help Test Ionic Native 5

The next release of Ionic Native is just about ready, and we need your help testing. Ionic Native 5 brings the project to fully framework-agnostic status, as we prepare Ionic Framework for a future where our components work in any popular framework, ... more