One of our awesome engineers has been working hard to bring WKWebView to Ionic apps and is working to bring the new plugin into Cordova! The new plugin will work with both Ionic V1 and Ionic V2 apps. In fact, it should work with any iOS Cordova build!
Deeplinking as a concept has evolved heavily over the last few years, with mobile devices going from supporting custom URL schemes (like instagram://) to now opening native apps in response to navigation to URLs (like amazon.com).
To help Ionic developers deeplink more easily, we are excited to announce a new, official way to deeplink into both Ionic 1 and Ionic 2 apps (and non-ionic Cordova apps). Let’s take a look at how it works
A website that I’ve found to be very helpful whilst diving into creating Hybrid Apps (be it with or without Ionic) is Gone Hybrid, containing quite a few helpful articles to get you kickstarted on a few specific things such as adding audio effects, animations, etc.
The Ionic Package service allows you to create development and production builds of your app that can be submitted to the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, or be installed directly on your friends’, family members’, and colleagues’ devices.
That’s it. Once your build is finished, you just download the distribution file we provide and carry on. Ionic Package takes care of all the heavy lifting and lets you get back to focusing on what really matters: your app.
$ ionic package build ios --profile PROFILE_TAG
The people at Ionic really have gotten this thing directed in the right direction: build an open-source framework and augment it with usefull (soon-to-be commercial) parts such as “Ionic View” and now this “Ionic Package”. It’s tools like this that make it more easy to develop hybrid apps.
If you’re familiar with build servers like Circle-CI or Travis-CI stuff like this – the result of ionic package list – might look familiar: