Appery.io, a cloud-based mobile app development platform and mobile back-end-as-a-service provider, has integrated the Ionic SDK to give developers the ability to more easily build hybrid mobile apps.
Appery.io says its ecosystem consists of more than 200,000 developers, and it sees the integration of Ionic into its platform as a key addition to its offering. "With the integration of Ionic’s capabilities into our platform, we’ve been able to close the gap between fully native and hybrid apps so that developers don’t have to choose between speed, cost and user experience," Appery.io CEO Fima Katz stated in a press release.
Ensuring that it supports new hybrid mobile development technologies could be crucial to the success of platforms like Appery.io. Despite the many appealing features of hybrid apps, native app development remains the approach of choice for many companies. There are numerous reasons for this. Performance is a big one. Full access to device capabilities and robust tooling is another.
But hybrid mobile app development is increasingly popular, and Ionic is one of the newer hybrid mobile development frameworks seeking to address some of the limitations seen with other hybrid mobile development tools. In an effort to provide a native-like development experience, Ionic is modeled on native mobile development SDKs. In an effort to provide greater performance, it promises minimal DOM manipulation, offers hardware-accelerated transitions and is free of jQuery.
Eventually, the combination of frameworks like Ionic and cloud platforms like Appery.io could help hybrid mobile app development overcome some of its perceived shortcomings.
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