Ionic has almost completed 3 years in the current marketplace and it is an open source SDK (Software Development Kit) used for developing hybrid mobile applications. At the moment, one million applications are built on Ionic framework and hence an ever increasing a number of Ionic developers.
Ionic developers often experience challenges during mobile app development. Most of these challenges are however avoidable and attributed to sheer ignorance or overlooking of some features they can use to create awesome and bug-free apps. Basis the case studies available in public domain and experiential learning, the following mistakes have been identified that many developers make:
#1 Overlook enabling of Native Scrolling Feature: – Scrolling Events feature is mainly used for enhancing the performance and user experience. The Native Scrolling feature allows Ionic developers to scroll events conveniently on supported web-views. Pull to Refresh, List Recording and Infinite Scroll are offering more control in scrolling events. While the Native Scrolling feature is enabled by default on Android, Ionic doesn’t provide the Native Scrolling feature on iOS.
#2 Not use Ionic CLI for Synchronization: – Ionic CLI (Command Line Interface) provide great features like platforms and plugins as per application needs. Nowadays developers use Cordova CLI for installing plugins and platform, but the problem with Cordova CLI is that it is only machine specific. If developers want to share bugs with their teams, they must have same platforms and plugins. To overcome this, developers can use Ionic CLI that helps in synchronizing between developers’ machines.
#4 Unaware about Crosswalk: – Here, we are talking about Android versions. Every Android version runs a different web view, but the performance of the operating system differs across devices. Since installing Crosswalk, it works well and delivers a great experience with fluidity and responsiveness on every Android devices.
#5 Not use Ionic Application Frameworks: – Ionic platform provides a couple of frameworks like Ionic Creator that allows developers the `drag and drop’ feature which can help in minimizing development time. Developers must use Ionic application frameworks instead of adding the features manually. What’s more, these frameworks are completely free to use.
Best of luck to all Ionic developers for their future mobile app development endeavors. Ionic has actually redefined the business of mobile application development. Stay tuned with Mobiloitte for more on this topic.