IONIC is a cross platform mobile app development platform. With IONIC, we can develop once and run in multiple platform like android, iOS and windows.
IONIC SDK has built-in a rich set of reusable UI components. The UI components provide platform specific native look and feel. For e.g., a toggle buttons look and feel will vary depending on the platform on which it is run.
There is also a good collection of Native Plugins for platform specific actions for networking, taking pictures, accessing contacts, tracking location, reading SMS etc
Ionic is built on top of Angular. This gives the added advantage of not having to learn another framework for web developers to handle mobile app development.
Ionic v1 was released in 2013. Ionic v2 a complete rewrite, based on Angular 2.0, was released in Jan 2017. Ionic v3 based on Angular 4.0 was released in Apr 2017.
At APPiLY Technologies, we have developed several cross platform apps using IONIC. Apps include e-commerce applications, enterprise applications, ride sharing applications.
We have integrated several of the android features into our apps which include
ECommerce Apps, Taxi Hailing Apps, Sales CRM Apps, IOT Apps, Enterprise Asset Management Apps - Check out our portfolio of apps.