What is Ionic?

Ionic makes it easy to build high-performance mobile and Progressive Web Apps (or PWAs) that look and feel beautiful on any platform or device.

Ionic’s open source Framework and developer-friendly tools and services power apps for some of the world’s best-known brands - from highly successful consumer apps like Sworkit, Untappd and Dow Jones MarketWatch, to mission-critical apps supporting Nationwide, Amtrak, and NASA.

Marketwatch - Built with Ionic
Ionic at the center of your tech stack

A complete app development kit.

The open source Ionic Framework features a rich library of front-end building blocks and UI components that make it easy to design beautiful, high-performance mobile and Progressive Web Apps (or PWAs) using web technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Our universal web components pair with any JavaScript framework, including Angular, React, Vue, or no framework at all (just add a script tag!). Ionic apps are backend agnostic, with connections to AWS, Azure, and Firebase.

An app management platform for dev teams.

Teams building with Ionic can boost app delivery and collaboration with Ionic Appflow, an integrated suite of tools & services that address the needs of Mobile DevOps. Appflow services include live app updating, build automation that integrates with common CI tools, and real-time error monitoring to improve app quality and user experience.

For enterprise teams, Ionic offers additional support, training and advisory services that help teams accelerate app delivery, reduce project risk, and improve security.

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  • 5 M + Apps created
  • 30 K + S.O. Questions
  • 100 + Meetups
  • 5 M + Developers

A worldwide developer community.

Ionic was founded in 2012, when using web technologies to build native apps was still in its infancy. When we started, we just wanted to create a better way for web developers to use their existing skills to build apps.

Today, Ionic is one of the world's most popular cross-platform mobile development technology stack. Ionic is backed by a vibrant community of more than 5M developers in over 200 countries, supporting one of the most popular open source app platforms in the world.

Our Philosophy

Why we’re betting on the web

The web has served developers well for the last twenty years, and we think that makes it a pretty great bet for the next twenty. It represents the most stable and time-tested universal runtime in the world. And today, the web is the best and only way to deliver the seamless experience that users have come to expect as they interact with apps across platforms and devices, between desktop and mobile.

Start shipping better apps, today.

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