How Effective is Ionic 3 in Overcoming the Challenges in its Predecessors?

June 19, 2018

How Effective is Ionic 3 in Overcoming the Challenges in its Predecessors

Are you caught in the dilemma regarding which framework to choose for the mobile app development? Are you undecided? Why not consider Ionic platform to create your own cross-operating system (Android, iOS, and Windows) app from a single framework. Now you may ask, is it worth a try? Well, certainly it is! Who knows you may make it your choicest app development platform once you give it a try. It has got all those features that would keep you hooked to Ionic. What are those features? Let us say a word or few about them.

  • You have to learn a single language of programming in order to develop an app that works in any operating system, be that Android, iOS or for that matter, Windows. That language is JavaScript.
  • The user interface of apps developed with Ionic has this advantage of receiving an automatic native look so that it never looks out of place. For the Android platform, it will automatically take the shape peculiar to Android-based apps, and same is the case iOS and Windows as well. That gives these apps a great flexibility.
  • Those features that are native to the device can be put into the app you create with Ionic with the help of its Cordova. It gives your app access to device`s camera and everything else from email to gallery.
  • Along the way, as you develop the app with Ionic, you also come to learn much Angular, which is undoubtedly considered a best developing framework for web applications.
  • To get the firsthand look at how your app might look on various devices running on different operating systems, Ionic Lab will ease it out for you. It will offer you a live preview of your app showing you how it will look on Android-iOS-Windows devices. Any changes you make will be updated automatically.

There are many other features as well, but these are enough to give an idea of how dynamic and all-encompassing Ionic as a framework for developing apps is. What we have now at hand is Ionic 3, which, as the word goes, has been instrumental in overcoming various challenges in its predecessors.

Why upgrade from Ionic 2.0.0 to Ionic 3.0? Actually, there were various challenges associated with continuing Ionic 2.0.0; a major one of them was Angular being upgraded to version 4.0.0 that made an upgrade of the Ionic framework necessary in order to make it compatible with upgraded version 4.0.0 of Angular.

On similar grounds, it (Ionic 3) comes with a compatibility factor for supporting upgraded versions of TypeScript 2.1 and 2.2 respectively. All those challenges its predecessors were facing have been dealt with as Ionic allows you much-improved build up time and running in your application a through type checking.

In this version of Ionic, you`ll see for the first time that it will support the feature of lazy loading. It has been done with the intention of making your application work faster or to accelerate its speed. The central focus of upgrading Ionic 2.0.0 to Ionic 3.0 has been centered on improving the performance of your application, making it desktop friendly and removing bugs and other errors.

Millions of app, catering to different domain demands ranging from business to social-centric apps, have been created with the help of Ionic framework, and they`re doing well. It has not only reduced the cost significantly but also made the whole process of app development relatively very fast, reducing time consumption.

So the basic thing to remember pertaining to Ionic 3 is that it is not a totally different framework altogether but an updated version which would have many improvements going on in the background that would bring efficiency in terms of speed, interface, and provision for lazy loading a module. It also the very grid of the Ionic framework that has received changes and now, instead of relying completely on width and columns, you will be using columns only. Similarly, you`re going to witness a few modifications in typography itself, while the major remarkable change in the Ionic will be the use of Angular 4.0.0, which is definitely a force to reckon with for a developer community. It will bring new and innovative features to Ionic 3 that will show up in the web applications you create with it as your framework.

Look, many people out there have different things to say about the updated version of Ionic 3, but keeping that perspective aside, it is better to know what the motive of a developer today is, what does he expect from the framework he is using to develop an app? A developer in present time would desire to create apps that extremely intuitive and free from lags and bugs, they want the process to be speedy, they want the desktop compatibility. Well in the light of these expectations, the Ionic 3 is your go-for framework without the least doubt.

What we used to see in its predecessors was code size getting bulky while writing in it codes for various plugins you desired to use in your app. But that problem has been resolved as Ionic 3 comes with a feature where you can simply opt for any plugin of your choice without including it in your code bundle. It has reduced its size significantly, and that`s what`s needed, while at the same time revamping the whole structure of your application and making it dynamic.

Another significant addition to the array of features Ionic 3 stands for is the possibility of modifying the pattern of any given page you desire to configure further with the help of the tool called lazy loading. You can decorate any page according to your choices and in relatively lesser time without investing much effort.

With that said, we now reach to the same question we began our article with, how effective is Ionic 3 in overcoming the challenges in its predecessors, but the only difference is at this time you`re fully qualified to answer it yourself.

Rohit Madaan

Rohit Madaan

Assistant Digital Marketing Manager at Signity Solutions
I am an enthusiastic internet marketer.
Rohit Madaan