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Today, we’re excited to announce the soft release of Ionic 1.3! This release comes with many bug fixes and several PRs submitted by the Ionic community. Take a look at the changelog to see the full list of changes.

The most exciting part about Ionic 1.3 is that we’ve upgraded from Angular 1.4 to Angular 1.5! Angular 1.5 brings several awesome features and performance improvements to Ionic.

We think developers are going to love the new Component functionality! Using Components is also a great step towards getting an app ready for Ionic 2 and Angular 2.

Ionic 1.3 is available via bower and our CDN. Next week, it’ll go live and be the default in our starters and templates. If you run into any issues, please head over to the community forum and let us know.

All of us on the Ionic team sincerely thank the Ionic community for your continued support. We’re hard at work getting Ionic 2 ready for production, and we’re doubling down our efforts on Ionic 1, so stay tuned for more information in the coming months on both frameworks. The future of the open web platform is looking very bright!

  • IrfanAmir

    Thank You

  • Mario Biancolella

    and what about ionicons cheetsheets updates?
    I’m really really interested about that.

  • Juan David Nicholls

    Thanks guys! 😀
    PD: With this changes… is possible to know if the current view is cached (from a directive)?

  • Meghdad Hatami

    Thank you 😉

  • Zarko Hristovski

    How about you let it out on NPM as well?

  • Herr_Horst

    I’m confused as to why Ionic’s GitHub milestones are not updated. Don’t you use those anymore?


    ‘bower install’ gave me angular v1.4.3 instead of the announced v1.5.
    Had to switch from ‘v1.3.0’ to ‘v1.3.0-nightly-3086’ to get angular v1.5.

  • daem0n

    ionic-sdk on npm registry does not show 1.3 yet, any eta on when you guys will update there?

    • Bram Whillock

      Update please?

      • Patrick Wozniak

        Use ionic-angular. See:
        npm install [email protected]

  • eric

    Weird, how come when i did this, i am seeing this

    ionic –version


    and not 1.3 right?

    • Ali

      I get the same thing. I’m very new to Ionic. Am I missing something here?

    • Jiří Voseček

      Try ionic info in your ionic project folder

      • eric

        cool thanks

    • Pavel Shershnev

      That’s the CLI version

  • Jonathan Beech

    Quick heads up to anyone upgrading. href=”#” inside an anchor list item now gets followed as well as any ng-click getting executed. Took me a good 5 hours of struggling to figure this one out and it doesn’t seem to be documented anywhere.

  • Robert te Kaat

    how can I upgrade? npm update ionic does nothing (no output). ionic info shows 0.9 for the framework itself (1.7 for cli).

  • Philip Chen

    what is the difference between version 1.3, 1.3.22 and 1.7.16. I use ‘npm info ionic’ and it display the the version of 1.3 was released in 2015. But this page said the version 1.3 was released few monthes ago. Can I use npm install -g [email protected] to install the version 1.3. Please help me, thank you.

  • Emad Shtay

    Hi , who can install ioinc version 1.7 , I want to update to ionic 2. .. but many problem I have in build and test app. I don’t have any step to install ioinc version 1.7 ?

  • Angel Marin

    This version 1.3 have support for windows phone 10????

  • Srikanth Rapolu

    used npm install -g ionic, but it installed ionic2.0.0, i want to use ionic 1, How can i install ionic1.0.0