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While the Platform team works away on some exciting updates to the beta, we want to provide a new way to voice your ideas about it! So today, we’re excited to share the Ionic Platform Wish List with you!

How can we help?

As with everything here at Ionic, our goal with the Platform is to help make developing mobile applications as easy as possible. And what better way to find out how we can do that than by hearing directly from the Ionic community? We’ve seen how awesome your ideas are, and the Ionic Platform Wish List is the perfect place to keep track of them in one place.

You can post comments on the site and discuss new features and products you’d like to see added to the Platform. While there, vote on your favorite suggestions to make sure they everyone knows about them.
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Picture this, if you will…

You just found this new JavaScript library, and you want to use it in your slick new Ionic 2 app. You npm install the library, go to import it, and then…nothing. Nothing happens. What gives?

Turns out, mixing JavaScript and TypeScript can be problematic when TypeScript doesn’t understand the extra code. In this screencast, we’ll go over the steps needed to make TypeScript play nice with other JavaScript libraries.
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Jonathan Grupp is a software engineer at M-Way Solutions, the owner and maintainer of Generator-M-Ionic, and a frequent contributor to Ionic. He has written a three-part series on advanced workflows for building rock-solid Ionic apps. This is Part 3.

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The air is getting a little thin in app-development orbit! Luckily, Part 3 of this series comes with a sweet oxygen mask full of life-saving elements: environments, CORS proxies, and build tools for app icons, splash screens, build variables, and app delivery. Take a deep breath and extend the project we made space-ready in Part 2.
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Jonathan Grupp is a software engineer at M-Way Solutions, the owner and maintainer of Generator-M-Ionic, and a frequent contributor to Ionic. He has written a three-part series on advanced workflows for building rock-solid Ionic apps. This is Part 2.

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In the second part of our series on developing enterprise-level Ionic apps, you’ll be learning about wonderful ingredients like testing, sub-generators, plugins, and ecosystem integration into the Ionic Platform. We are building on top of the project we created in Part 1 of this series. Time to climb the development mountain!
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Jonathan Grupp is a software engineer at M-Way Solutions, the owner and maintainer of Generator-M-Ionic, and a frequent contributor to Ionic. He has written a three-part series on advanced workflows for building rock-solid Ionic apps. This is Part 1.

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At M-Way Solutions, we’ve been building large-scale, enterprise-level apps with Ionic for the past two years. To aid our development process, we created Generator-M-Ionic, an open-source collection of development tools alongside the Ionic CLI. This tool allows developers to quickly create prototypes that later scale with complex project requirements, like testing, quality assurance, and continuous integration.
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We're excited!

We’re so excited for the beta 10 release of Ionic 2! The Ionic team has been focused on bug fixes, in preparation for our release candidate. In addition to bug fixes, we’ve improved the page structure and added a new feature!
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Let’s talk Platform services! For those of you who haven’t discovered Ionic Platform yet, it’s a suite of backend services that can take your mobile app to the next level, with things like push notifications, live application updates, event tracking, and much more. Usage is currently free during our beta, so sign up now.

The last time we checked in, we had announced the official beta launch for Platform. Since then, there have been a number of things happening here. Some of those things we aren’t quite ready to talk about, but let me just say: The hype is real!
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When we announced the Ionic Platform beta in March of this year, we informed the Ionic Platform userbase that we would be shutting down a number of our alpha services in order to transition to the much more robust beta platform that would soon become our production release mid-2016. We also released a beta migration guide that walked through the process of moving to our new APIs.

This is a final reminder that today, June 24th, 2016, we will be shutting down a number of alpha Ionic Platform services and any apps that have not yet transitioned will no longer function properly. For some services, the transition process is as simple as hitting a new endpoint with a new API token, for others there is a little more work involved but many of the features are the same if not greatly improved with the new services. Note: Analytics is not part of this shut down and we will have more information about that product shortly.

We made the tough decision to deprecate a number of old APIs to enable a much more scalable and powerful offering, and we’re excited to show you what’s coming next. Thank you for your understanding as we move forward.


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Let Me See, the app that won the Innovation Award at the 2016 Angular Attack hackathon, was built with Ionic 2 in 48 hours by Wassim Chegham, a Developer Advocate at SFEIR in Paris and a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies, with help from Attila Csanyi and Uri Shaked.

Let Me See’s main purpose is to help people with sight loss “see” what is around them by reading text and analyzing colors out loud.

It’s also a Progressive Web App, which we were pretty psyched about, since we’ve been wanting to find a great PWA example to show all of you!

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Here at Ionic, we’re constantly looking for ways to improve, and one of our major goals is to make it easier for you to find all of our products and services, so you can have everything you need to build awesome apps in one place. We’re hoping our new Discover Ionic page, a hub that finally places everything Ionic-related in one searchable place, does exactly that.

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