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Microsoft announced last week that App Center will soon discontinue support for apps running on Apache Cordova. App Center is a cloud product that helps teams build, test, and distribute apps. Among App Center’s more popular services is CodePush, which allows developers to deploy mobile app updates directly to their users’ devices.

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Creating a Bar Chart Web Component with Stencil

There are a number of very robust charting libraries on the market. Some are commercial. Some are free. You should use them. Every once in a while though, you need to roll your own. Not to worry! With a splash of SVG and helping hand from Stencil, you can create a chart as a web component for all to use.

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Stencil v2.9 is here, jam packed with new features to improve the Stencil developer experience. We’ve been working hard on some highly anticipated features these past few weeks. Let’s start with the biggest feature of v2.9: sourcemaps!

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Ionic and Neptune logos - Ionic and Neptune partner in low code space

Today I’m very excited to announce a brand new partnership between Ionic and one of the leading players in the low code development space, Neptune Software. This new partnership will bring Capacitor, the popular open source cross-platform native bridge built and supported by the Ionic team, to the thousands of developers and teams building mobile, web, and desktop applications with Neptune Software’s enterprise app development platform—Neptune DXP.

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ionic storage

This is a guest post from Simon Grimm, Ionic Insider and educator at the Ionic Academy. Simon also created the Practical Ionic book, a guide to building real world Ionic applications with Capacitor and Firebase.

You want to store data locally in your Ionic application? It’s a simple task usually, given the available tools these days like Ionic Storage, Capacitor Storage or just the app’s inherent SQLite database.

But what’s actually the difference between these storage options? How does your storage engine selection affect your app, what should be stored, and which engine provides the best results for your specific needs?

Today we will explore the differences between Ionic Storage, Capacitor Storage, plain SQLite storage, and Ionic’s Secure Storage solution. We’ll look under the hood to understand how they work and what makes them great.

In the end I’ll give recommendations for each scenario so you can get the most out of your Ionic application!

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Ionic 6.0 Release Candidate

✨ The Ionic 6.0 Release Candidate has arrived! ✨

Ionic 6 brings design changes, performance improvements, and new components such as accordion, datetime, and bottom sheet. We have been hard at work getting the remaining API changes implemented, and now we are excited to share the Ionic 6 RC with the Ionic community.

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The Jamstack is a modern architecture for creating websites that focus on performance and developer experience. It can be used for anything from personal static blogs to large, enterprise, dynamic storefronts. The Jam in Jamstack stands for JavaScript, API’s, and markup. Worded differently, static markup is transformed by JavaScript and utilizes third-party API’s at build time and run time. A comprehensive definition and history of Jamstack can be found here.

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Today, we are excited to announce the official launch of our newest product: Ionic Portals. Ionic Portals offers a supercharged native Web View component for iOS and Android that enables teams to add web-based experiences to native mobile apps. Now, native and web teams can better collaborate while bringing new and existing web experiences to mobile in a safe, controlled way.

This is our first product for native mobile developers and is completely free. Watch this brief product demo then continue reading for all the juicy details.

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Today we hosted our second launch event of 2021. We heard from core Ionic team members about some exciting new updates and recent releases across our open source and commercial products.

Here’s a quick rundown of what we announced. If you missed the event, check out the recording here.

Ionic Portals Brings a New Supercharged Web View to Native Apps

The biggest announcement of the day was the release of Ionic Portals: a free, supercharged native Web View component for iOS and Android that enables teams to add web-based experiences to native mobile apps.

Ionic Portals is a free solution that replaces stock web view controls, and instead provides a drop-in-ready solution that enables native developers to quickly and easily add web-based experiences to native mobile apps. With granular controls and advanced security, native and web teams can now safely and securely collaborate on mobile app development projects and bring new and existing web experiences to customers on existing iOS and Android mobile apps.

If you’re part of a team that builds web apps as well as traditional native apps, you can now reuse your existing web apps, move faster, and create stunning app experiences that seamlessly transition between web and native.

Try it now.

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Today we are announcing some changes to the open source ionic-native project, namely that community member Daniel Sogl will be taking it over and it will be renamed awesome-cordova-plugins.

There are a bunch of other details, however, so read on to learn more about this change and why we’re making it:

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