The end of the year is a great time to reflect on the last twelve months and to start getting excited for the coming twelve. In many ways, 2018 was a pivotal year for Ionic, both on the open source side and for the company as a whole.
On the open source side, the Ionic team shipped some major new OSS projects that are a culmination of years of effort and planning. A major weight has been lifted off our proverbial shoulders as we shift from building to, now, scaling these projects. And, so far, the overwhelming support and feedback from the community has blown us away.
Ionic, the company, also had a huge year both financially and commercially. In 2018 alone, we added some amazing companies like Amtrak, AAA, GE, a top five global fast food company, and nearly one hundred more enterprises as customers. We couldn’t be prouder that these companies found Ionic’s technology such a significant asset in their mobile strategy that they became customers this year (see how we can help your team too).
Finally, the Ionic community continued to grow and create a ton of incredible apps and awesome content. All told, Ionic developers created over three million apps, shipped 40M live updates with Ionic Appflow, and helped our official slack channel surpass 22K users. We launched an official Ionic Community Digest with monthly links to community-created content, rolled out our official Ionic Community homepage, and so much more.