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Hey Ionites,

After a hugely successful ngConf last week, the Ionic office is abuzz with Angular 2, and what it means for Ionic. The number one response from ngConf is that Angular is here to stay, and will only continue to dominate in the future. We are all investing in the right framework.

With that in mind, I want to quickly address the questions we’ve gotten about Angular 2, and what it means for Ionic.

First of all, we will absolutely be supporting Angular 2, and we will release full Angular 2 support in Ionic v2. In fact, we are already working on it! I don’t have a timeline for that (yet!), but chances are it will come earlier than v1 did ๐Ÿ™‚ And, of course, we will support Ionic v1 through all of this!

Next week we are doing an “Angular/Ionic 2 Summit.” The Ionic core team will be locking themselves in a room (and we are flying in some remotes!) to go through all the lessons learned over the last year and half. Everything we did right (and wrong!) with Ionic v1, and what we will fix in v2. Yes, there will be coding!

We are going to become experts in Angular 2, and we are working in parallel with the Angular team to make sure Angular 2 is an incredible frontend framework on mobile, and that Ionic can build the best mobile framework on top.

With Angular 2, we want to make Ionic faster, easier to use, and more powerful. The new component model makes building components and extending Ionic much easier. Angular 2 apps are easier to write and interact with your data in a more expected way. The framework naturally works with web standards instead of creating new ones. Learning Angular 2 will be easier, and more developers will be able to work on the code base. A win-win-win-win*N.

So, yes, Angular 2 support is a 100% for sure. We will have more info when we are ready to release it!

Onward!

  • blanketwarriors

    I know I’m a tad late with this comment, but just wanted to say that I love you all so much. Looking forward to when it all comes together!

  • Sebastian

    Hi guys no chance to get a vague release date? I really would need that information.

    • Nevik Eeirnb

      Likewise, I really want to be able to work on Angular 2 and Ionic 2 but I need dates to convince the relevant parties.

    • Patrick Cate

      I’d like to get an idea of a release date as well.

    • Jeff Lu

      Same here.

  • Ronan Connolly

    Great news guys, can’t wait!

  • Carolina

    Awesome ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Tobias Breit

    Awesome news! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Greeny

    Do you have links for AngularJS 2.0 tutorials?

  • Ben Bals

    It should be win*win*win^N

  • oswaldo junior

    Great! :]

  • Renato Saito

    Ionic should support Aurelia

  • Sky

    Any one know date of releasing ionic 2 ?

  • http://fredyfx.com/ Fredy

    I am waiting for it!

  • mrcong

    picture is cool

  • NonZero

    Thanks. I am trying to learn ionic with angular 2.