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Yesterday, we hosted a webinar with our partner Neumob called “Building Mobile Apps With Performance and Speed,” in which Ionic’s Developer Advocate, Alex Muramoto, and Neumob’s Mobile Evangelist, Tom Catterall, tackled questions like: What’s the current state of hybrid app development? What are some best practices in designing for challenging mobile network conditions? What tools […]

There’s lots of things that can make a mobile app successful–a great user experience, an intuitive and performant UI, not crashing, and actually being useful are just a few crazy ideas that just might work. But at the end of the day, apps first need to be discovered. There’s currently something to the tune of […]

Howdy, everyone! Hope you’re all doing well. We wanted to fill you in on some new changes coming to Google’s OAuth policy. Here’s a link to the article. Short Version: Starting October 20, 2016, if you’re using Google OAuth in a new app, and it’s presented through the InAppBrowser plugin, the OAuth request will be […]

In Part 1 of this series, we took at a look at how to use Ionic Native’s Camera Plugin to access the native photo app (Photos on iOS and Gallery on Android) in an Ionic app. Hopefully that inspired you to go forth into the world and create something awesome, but if you did, you […]

Taking photos with my phone is awesome. I’ve probably taken at least a dozen of my dog just today. Check it out: But what’s even more awesome is that we live in the future, where the apps on our phones and tablets let us do all kinds of cool stuff with those photos. So as […]

Special thanks to Ionic’s Justin Willis for updating this repo and post on November 4, 2016. In the previous post, we added basic offline support to a weather app by storing data locally with the Ionic Native SQLite plugin. However, even this can fail. There are times where we may not be able to retrieve […]

Raymond Camden is a Developer Advocate at IBM and frequently writes about Ionic on his blog, where this post originally appeared. Ionic Native is the spiritual successor to the older ngCordova project. Basically, it provides an Ionic/Angular friendly interface to many common Apache Cordova plugins. To be clear, this isn’t something you have to use […]

The very best mobile apps take full advantage of the amazing features available to them natively on iOS and Android devices. Whether that’s taking pictures, connecting to devices through bluetooth, using the accelerometer, or authenticating with finger scanning, apps need to do it all. One of the biggest myths about Cordova/PhoneGap is that it can’t […]