So, you’re going to build a mobile app. Your thoughts might then turn to develop an app for the two main platforms – Android (using Java or Kotlin) and iOS (using Swift or Objective C) – natively. Native development offers high performance, easy access to hardware controls, API integration, and full functionality. But a native app also means that the expenses are doubled (or even tripled), depending on how many platforms you want to cover. That means two separate apps, two codebases, two development teams, and expenses for all of it. Daunting, but you can go another way.
Instead, you can create a cross-platform app with the help of tools like Xamarin and React Native. These tools are close to native in performance and allow for code-sharing between the platforms, reducing the overall expenses on development. But still, you will need to hire native developers to do specific tasks in each of the codebases.
What is Ionic?
Apache Cordova & Angular based. The first versions of Ionic were based on Angular, which is a popular front-end framework used for building dynamic web pages and progressive web applications, PWA for short. Ionic can use Angular CLI (Command-Line Interface) and components to create fully functional mobile applications.