I want to start this post by apologizing to the community for being relatively quiet on our Ionic Cloud product. We should have communicated more clearly our intentions and work in the background and give you all a sense of direction on the product. This post is my attempt to do that.
We started the Ionic Cloud product over two years ago, driven by the vision that we’d have this huge community of mobile developers that would be using Ionic’s front-end tools and technology, but would need and want a lot of help picking and using mobile-ready backend services. This product would be best friends with Ionic Framework, and create an amazing full-stack developer experience. It took us a while to get to the first version of the Ionic Cloud product, and we rolled out a v1 with Push notifications, User auth, binary packaging, and more.
Over the last two years, we’ve spent a lot of time soul searching and trying to understand where Ionic can add the most value in a way that provides something uniquely missing in the market. The reality of cloud products today is that many big companies are picking mature, enterprise-ready services like AWS or Azure, and competing with that felt both unnecessary and uninspiring, and would still leave a huge void in the part of the stack Ionic has been able to help the most.
We knew we needed to do something uniquely Ionic that would enable us to focus on what we do best and continue to grow Ionic into a strong and healthy business, all while helping our users work with the 3rd party vendors of their choice.