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Building Better Ionic Apps with Ionic Pro, Part 2 – Modus Create: Front End Development – Medium

  • In Part 2 we’ll talk about the Ionic DevApp to see how it helps in developing apps faster.According to a survey by Ionic, 94.3% of developers are targeting Android while 83.2% of them targeted iOS.
  • What is Ionic DevApp?Ionic DevApp is an app that runs on your iOS/Android device.
  • What’s awesome is that it is free and available for iOS and Android.Why you should try Ionic DevAppThe following features make Ionic DevApp great for developing Ionic apps:It has pre-installed native plugins.
  • On the left we have the terminal and on the right, we have our actual device’s screen casting through Vysor.See LiveReload in action below:If you have already used the Ionic View app, you might be thinking that Ionic DevApp is quite similar to that.
  • In essence, the Ionic team decided to split the Ionic View app into two apps: the new Ionic View app and Ionic DevApp.

In Part 1 of this series, we created a rapid prototype using Ionic Creator. In Part 2 we’ll talk about the Ionic DevApp to see how it helps in developing apps faster. According to a survey by Ionic…

Building Better Ionic Apps with Ionic Pro, Part 2In Part 1 of this series, we created a rapid prototype using Ionic Creator. In Part 2 we’ll talk about the Ionic DevApp to see how it helps in developing apps faster.According to a survey by Ionic, 94.3% of developers are targeting Android while 83.2% of them targeted iOS. Tablets and Progressive Web Apps (PWA) come next in being the most targeted platforms. In general, hybrid apps with Ionic have always been fast. But it usually took hours to set up the environment and tools to run/debug on devices.Luckily, Ionic announced the Ionic DevApp on 31st Oct 2017.What is Ionic DevApp?Ionic DevApp is an app that runs on your iOS/Android device. It comes with tons of pre-installed native plugins (view plugin support here). This makes it easier to test native plugins and any applications you are developing. When you run ionic serve, it installs the application onto all the devices running the Ionic DevApp. What’s awesome is that it is free and available for iOS and Android.Why you should try Ionic DevAppThe following features make Ionic DevApp great for developing Ionic apps:It has pre-installed native plugins. You may have an app that depends on some of the native plugins. They’re super easy to debug as you change your code because all it takes is running ionic serve.No need to install the native SDKs. This removes the need to set up Android SDK. And you don’t need to install Android Studio or Xcode to view your…

Building Better Ionic Apps with Ionic Pro, Part 2 – Modus Create: Front End Development – Medium