What is an MVPStack?
Welcome to the second video in the MVPStack series. I want to use this series to highlight on different technologies that I think make it easier to develop Minimum Viable Products. The goal of each of these tools is to get you to market quicker and easier, hopefully with minimal programming required (at least compared to what you’re used to).
Do you have a stack that you’d like featured in MVPStack? Contact me and I’ll check out your stack and it could be featured here!
The MVPStack I want to introduce to you today is the Ionic Framework.
What is Ionic in a nutshell?
Ionic is a cross-platform hybrid framework for creating mobile applications. It allows web-developers with no mobile app experience to create apps that are based on Angular and “feel” the way native apps feel.
While the entire framework is free and open-source, Ionic is also in the process of releasing some awesome services like Push Notifications, Analytics, and more. The Ionic team has always been very active in the community, and this framework is definitely around to stay.
What is the biggest benefit of using Ionic?
The biggest benefit is that you don’t need any mobile experience to get started. Four years ago, “hybrid web apps” were extremely slow, barely usable, and didn’t act like their native counterparts.
Nowadays phones are getting better, more APIs are opening up, and hybrid web apps are on the rise. And rightfully so: I built a complete Ionic app (with no previous Ionic experience) for my day-job in a mere four days.
Ionic puts mobile development in the hands of web developers. No longer do you need to know Java or Objective-C. So what are you waiting for? Check it out!
How do I start an Ionic project?
I’ve create a 30-minute introduction to Ionic that not-only includes an overview of the framework, but also gets you from “I’ve never done mobile programming before” to “I have an entire mobile dev environment setup and can run Ionic apps in iOS and Android emulators.”
I still have questions!
Drop them in the comments section below and I’ll be sure to help you out or at least point you in the right direction. Also, if you haven’t yet, be sure to check out my book “Building Software Products in a Weekend” below (it’s free!).