Most apps utilizing authentication need to provide the user with ways to persist user sessions, or store sensitive values such as encryption keys, all while enabling automatic login using biometrics. There is one very common way that developers first try to implement this: show the fingerprint or face id prompt, and once the user passes […]

Hi there, I’m Eric Horodyski, the newest Solutions Architect here at Ionic. Before joining the team here, the previous five years of my professional career was spent as a Lead Developer building dozens of hybrid mobile applications, some in React Native, the others in Ionic. The interest in hybrid mobile development continued to grow within […]

Ionic and Xamarin are two of the most popular options for mobile app development. Both endeavor to make app development faster, easier, and more accessible to a wider audience of developers. The key contrast between them lies in the ecosystems that they embrace. Ionic is a platform that uses widely-known, standards-based web technologies and languages […]

It seems that any time Apple releases something there is bound to be some noise regarding it. This time, it’s in regards to browser storage and Apple’s recent proclamation that such data will be deleted after 7 days. Well let’s break this down and see what this really means for developers. Let me start by […]

As the world tries to make sense of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak and ensuing social and economic crisis, developers in the Ionic community are leading the charge to inform and help the public. In the last few weeks, we’ve been made aware of many efforts across the world by Ionic developers to build useful […]

Long before joining Ionic, I built web-based apps (using jQuery and Knockout.js!) and deployed them to iOS and Android using Cordova. They weren’t pretty (I didn’t have something like this 😉 available), the code was messy, but they got the job done: I was a web developer building mobile apps using one codebase! Despite my […]

I recently started a personal Ionic Insiders newsletter where I dive deep into Ionic related topics in a less formal setting (consider subscribing if you’re interested!) One of my first posts is a deep dive into Capacitor, Ionic’s new Native API and Web View layer. If you’re interested in the genesis and philosophy of the […]

Today Google announced the shuttering of their App Maker product, a no-code app building tool focused on helping business users build simple apps around a primarily no-code drag and drop and data modeling experience. While many will see this as yet another nail in the coffin of Google’s enterprise-ready reputation, I see it as a […]

Happy New Year Ionites! 2019 was a huge year for Ionic. We released new products (open source and commercial), shipped updates to our existing products, added so many wonderful customers, and continued to build the foundation to scale Ionic into a much larger business. Here’s a recap of everything that happened last year and what […]

Whenever I need to add a native device feature to an Ionic app, my first instinct is to reach for a native plugin first. However, a built-in browser Web API could be the better alternative, offering the same feature set as well as improved performance and reduced maintenance cost. Web API Benefits There are several […]

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