Ionic is one of the most popular options for building cross-platform mobile applications, embedded micro applications, and custom component libraries—using open web technologies and common web tools, languages, and frameworks. Because of this, Ionic is ideally suited for web developers and enterprise teams with existing web developers in-house.
Here are some of the top reasons to choose Ionic for your next project.
The Ionic open source development kit (SDK) enables developers to build highly performant apps across all platforms.
Ionic apps boot in less than 1.5 seconds. Scrolling on mobile and desktop runs up to 60 frames per second. Best of all, PWAs score 100 out of 100 in Lighthouse Performance which emphasizes reducing blocking time and speedy contentful paints—a user-centric metric for measuring perceived load speed.
Build inclusive digital experiences that are available and accessible to everyone. Ionic gives you the tools to create a user interface (UI) that can be understood, navigated, and interacted with by a broad audience. For example, for people with visual impairment, keyboard functionality, screen reader support, and sufficient color contrasting capabilities are all built-in tools for accessibility.
Take advantage of Ionic’s best-in-class solutions such as advanced biometric and identity management, mobile authentication, and encrypted local storage. With these add-ons, you can better safeguard users and protect against data-loss, encryption risk, or unauthorized access. Instead of rolling your own solutions and maintaining complex token and certificate management, use these pre-built solutions (which can be deployed in minutes) instead.
Built-in cloud app delivery services help you build, publish, and update your apps securely and easily over time. Developers can automate app delivery and continuously deliver better mobile experiences for their users. On top of all that, Ionic offers professional support and advisory services so you can pick up the phone to get you unstuck and meet your deadlines.
Develop native mobile apps using the web tools, frameworks, and languages you know and love. Want to develop with React Native? We support that. Interested in trying out Svelte or going with vanilla JS? Go for it. Ionic’s mission is to enable and empower web developers. The sky’s your limit.
In addition to our popular open source projects, Ionic offers a full software-as-a-service platform to help professional developers and teams build, secure, and continuously deliver enterprise-grade applications in less time.
We have a large, vibrant, and worldwide developer community. Post a question in our forum, chat with other Ionic users in our Discord, or reach out to us on Twitter. Choose from hundreds of local meetups to talk shop with people who are building apps with the Ionic SDK. And if you’re hiring, you’ll find that it’s easy to recruit new Ionic developers to work on your projects.
To start building apps with Ionic, check out our getting started tutorials.