Ionic Consulting

  • Ionic is a UI framework, built on top of Angular, that allows development of high-performance, cross-platform native iOS, Android, Electron applications as well as mobile-ready progressive web applications (PWA) using a single codebase.
  • Cazton’s expert team is comprised of Google Developer Experts (award) in Angular, former Google Angular team developers and world-class frontend experts specializing in Ionic.
  • At Cazton, we help Fortune 500, large and mid-size companies with Ionic development, consulting, recruiting services and hands-on training services. We have top designers and cognitive scientists that help create world class user experience.


The mobile app industry is booming with exponential growth in smartphone users and app downloads. By 2027, smartphone subscriptions worldwide are expected to reach 6 million[1] while mobile apps are projected to generate over $935 billion in revenue by 2023[2]. The Google Play Store alone offers over 3.55 million apps[3] with the Apple App Store not far behind. With such fierce competition, it's critical for organizations to deliver unique features quickly and efficiently.

Traditionally, developers had to write separate code for iOS and Android requiring separate teams and significant resources to maintain multiple codebases. But now, with Ionic, developers can build cross-platform apps with a single codebase, saving time and effort while improving app quality and consistency. Ionic leverages the power of Angular to create complex and feature-rich apps with a native-like user interface. With Ionic, organizations can deliver top-notch mobile apps to a wider audience regardless of the user's device or platform.

What is Ionic?

If you work on Angular or are considering using Angular in your Web applications, looking for a powerful and flexible framework for developing mobile apps, look no further than Ionic. Built on top of Angular, Ionic is an open-source platform that empowers developers to create native iOS and Android apps using familiar web technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Please note that Ionic also supports React as a first class Web framework. And with its compatibility with both Apache Cordova and Capacitor, developers can easily access the underlying native features of smartphones, like the camera, GPS and many others.

Ionic's pre-built UI components make it easy to create beautiful and functional apps without the need to spend time on custom UI elements. And with the powerful tools and plugins provided by Ionic, developers can easily add new features to their apps, like push notifications and social media integration.

Ionic Consulting - Mobile & iPad app

But perhaps the most exciting feature of Ionic is its ability to create Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). PWAs run in a web browser and can be used on any device, making it easier to reach a wider audience. And with Ionic, developers can build a PWA and then convert it to a native app for iOS and Android, allowing users to access the app on any platform.

So if you want to create high-performance mobile apps that work across platforms, Ionic is the framework for you. Its flexibility, pre-built components, and powerful tools make it the perfect choice for developers of all levels.

Features of Ionic

  • Web developer friendly: Ionic helps developers with web development experience build modern cross-platform mobile applications using modern JavaScript and TypeScript, advanced web APIs such as web components, and deep integration with Progressive Web App APIs such as Service Workers.
  • Enhanced speed of delivery: Web developers need not worry about learning new skills like Swift, Java or Kotlin. With its familiar development environment, pre-built UI components, and access to native device features, we can build high-quality applications quickly and efficiently. Since the same code can be used on the browser and mobile apps, it promotes reusability of code, reducing regression testing effort, improves automation, speeds-up delivery and reduces the overall cost drastically.
  • Enterprise standards: Imagine a standardized enterprise-wide strategy where we use the same look and feel across the board for the web and mobile applications. Since Ionic allows us to use standard web development technologies even on native mobile applications, this helps us create enterprise standards. It's quite normal to see multiple different code bases. We have helped companies that acquire multiple companies to standardized their UI, API and backend technologies. Prior to us helping them, in many cases, they used to make changes in multiple code bases and repeat a similar deployment process in each of those cases. However, with good enterprise standards, a change needs to happen only once. This is a huge saving on time, cost and effort.
  • Cross-platform: With Ionic, we can build cross-platform applications that work on iOS, Android, and the web. This eliminates the need to develop separate applications for each platform, saving us time and money.
  • Progressive Web App support: Ionic allows developers to create Progressive Web App (PWA) which are web apps that can be used on a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers. PWAs, effectively, make a web application perform as fast as a native application. The major benefits are: cross-platform compatibility, offline capability, low data usage, no need to install or update the app, discoverability and shareability through URLs, increased engagement and conversion rates, fast loading speed, improved security with HTTPS, easy to maintain and update, cost-effective development and maintenance. For more information read PWA.
  • Security: It offers powerful, multi-layered frontend security to protect users from data loss and unauthorized access, including advanced solutions for enabling biometrics security, secure single sign-on, and encrypted storage on-device.
  • Plugins support: It offers a set of rich libraries that lets us seamlessly integrate third party services such as analytics, barcode scanning, maps, payments and more.
  • Access to native device features: Ionic uses Apache Cordova / Capacitor to access native device features, such as the camera, GPS, and accelerometer, from within the app. This allows web developers to build applications that take advantage of the unique features of mobile and desktop devices.
  • Customizable themes and components: Ionic allows developers to customize the look and feel of their app by creating their own custom themes. Along with adaptive styling features, it also offers more than 100+ mobile-ready UI components, animations, and gestures.
  • Live Reload: Ionic comes with a feature called live reload, which allows developers to see the changes they make to their app in real-time without the need to manually refresh the app.
  • Accessibility: Ionic is built with accessibility in mind, making it easy to build apps that are accessible to users with disabilities.

Ionic vs React Native

Ionic and React Native are both popular frameworks for building mobile applications. Here's a comparison of some of their key differences:

  • Language: React Native uses JavaScript, while Ionic uses a combination of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This may seem counterintuitive to web developers. However, even though React Native doesn’t use standard HTML tags or CSS, its native components have the same mindset of Web.
  • Speed of development: Ionic is a clear winner when it comes to speed of development. With existing web development skills, it’s easy to reuse existing web components throughout the enterprise.
  • Performance: React Native provides an abstraction through React to enforce direct control over native app controls. This clearly makes it relatively faster than Ionic which primarily uses standard web technology for cross-platform development. However, since the introduction of PWA, native-app like performance is not just possible, but easily doable with minimal effort. So, the gap has reduced significantly.
  • User Interface: React Native is better for building complex user interfaces that are more native-like. On the other hand, Ionic is better for building simpler UIs that are more web-like.
  • Cross-platform compatibility: Both frameworks allow developers to build applications for both Android and iOS. However, Ionic also supports web, desktop, and progressive web applications, making it more versatile.
  • Community and Ecosystem: React Native has a larger and more active community and ecosystem, with a wider range of third-party libraries and tools.
  • Learning curve: Since Ionic treats traditional web development technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as first-class citizens, it’s relatively easier to learn especially for web developers. React Native has a steeper learning curve and may require more effort to get started.

In summary, if you want to build a simple app that works across different platforms, Ionic is a great option. If you want to build a more complex app with a more native-like look and feel, then React Native might be a better choice.

Ionic and DevOps

Enterprises often overlook the benefits of DevOps, but the rewards are significant. While implementing an effective DevOps strategy may require some investment of time and effort, it ultimately boosts team velocity and allows them to deliver applications and modules more quickly than ever before. This, in turn, facilitates early feedback, enabling team members to make better-informed decisions. At Cazton, we not only help clients comprehend the advantages of DevOps, but we also assist them in implementing it correctly. Our focus is on ensuring that DevOps becomes an integral part of the client team's DNA. Although adopting DevOps requires a significant cultural shift for conventional software development organizations, the results are remarkable. While any significant improvement involves a transitionary period that may make people uncomfortable, the long-term benefits are more than worth it.

How Cazton can help you with Ionic?

At Cazton, we help Fortune 500, large and mid-size companies with Ionic development, consulting, recruiting services and hands-on training services. Our team includes Microsoft Regional Directors, Microsoft awarded Most Valuable Professionals, Azure Insiders, Docker Insiders, ASP.NET Insiders, Web API Advisors, Azure Cosmos DB Insiders as well as experts in other Microsoft and notable open-source technologies. We have significant experience in Ionic and related technologies, and our expertise can enhance your project’s performance and improve its efficiency. We believe in customizing each solution to tailor to the exact needs of the client. We can provide you the following services:


  1. Smartphone subscriptions worldwide 2027 | Statista
  2. Global: mobile app revenue by segment 2017-2025 | Statista
  3. Biggest app stores in the world 2022 | Statista

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