Hi folks! So today I’m really super excited to share something we’ve been testing heavily for a long time now. As of now… new Ionic apps will run on WKWebView…BY DEFAULT 🎉!
Ok, so let’s have a brief history lesson on why this is really important and also beneficial to you as a developer. It’s no secret that WKWebView has been out for some time now, but in that time, it’s had some issues, especially in hybrid app land. Many people have attempted to work around these issues, but it’s not until recently that we’ve gotten to a place where WKWebView can be reliably used in people’s apps, without broken functionality. This means we get incredible performance gains on iOS, reduced memory footprint, scroll events, and so much more by just using the new webview!