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5 Tips for Building Ionic Framework Apps

With the emergence of the new HTML5 standard, websites have been using it ever since. Because of its usage, people from the Ionic Framework has made use of the standard in developing their apps and services.

In fact, they have a slogan that says, “Build Once, Run Anywhere.” It means that as an android app developer in malaysia using only one framework which can be used on multiple platforms.

In this article, I will highlight some tips for building some apps using the Ionic Framework.

 

  • Make Use of their Program

 

The people over at Ionic Framework have devised a program that allows you to create your app with just a few drags and clicks.

Their program is called the Ionic Creator and basically, all you have to do is select your design from their pre-made catalog, preview the end-product, and then you can export them by creating IPA or APK files for use in iPhones and Android phones, respectively.

So, if you want to put in features such as “Add a Friend”, for example, you can easily do so from within the program itself. Nothing can get easier than that!

 

  • Utilize their Coding Documents

 

Coding requires a lot of knowledge to pull off. There are certain lines of code that you need to be aware of and you need to memorize some by heart so that you could get things rolling.

But, if you are going to use Ionic’s own Documents, you can easily go there, find the code that you need, and paste it on your platform to create your app.

Their Documents page houses a wealth of information that a coder will ever need to develop their own application. I suggest that you use it to your own advantage.

 

  • Use their Components, But Exercise Restraint as Well

 

Just like their Documents, the people over at Ionic Framework have devised an extensive component library as well. In this library, there are multiple lines of code that you can use to notify your users about different things, for example.

Now, although the code is free to use by everyone, it is also crucial that you exercise restraint when using them. Since people are able to just get the code like yourself, you run the risk of your app looking similar to theirs.

You can copy their codes, just ensure to make use of different CSS options to make it somewhat unique.

 

  • Utilize the Ionic CLI

 

Now, every app has a splash page or some graphics to help keep the app engaging and not boring. But, it can be a pain to code it yourself.

Thankfully, Ionic Framework has your back. Utilize the Ionic CLI as it does all of these things in just two easy steps.

First, get all of your images and save it to .png, .psd, or .ai formats (as these are the ones that CLI supports). Next, create a resource directory and by inputting some lines of code (which are provided within the CLI), it will automatically do the rest for you. Simple, isn’t it?

 

  • Select the Device Class

 

There are certain things that are viewed differently depending on the operating system you are using. For example, Google has their material design and Apple has their own unique design as well.

That being said, using Ionic’s Platform Device Class, you can easily change the way your content looks based on the platform you are going to use. It can emulate popular mobile operating systems like Android, iOS, and even the Windows platform.

Not only that, it can also emulate a web browser, so you could look at content exactly the way you view it on a desktop browser.

Conclusion

Building an app need not be tedious. By using Ionic Framework’s resources, you can easily create your own by just doing simple things. They not only have resources that can help build apps from scratch, but they also have an extensive library of knowledge to help you stand out more.

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