Ionic 4 is here! Ionic for everyone!
Published on January 24, 2019
Author: Will Yoxall
Ionic 4 was released yesterday. This update has been highly anticipated from the community for a long time and with it comes some amazing advances in capabilities, performance and flexibility. At Untapped we have been using the beta version for many months and have some thoughts to share on why it’s a game changer.
Most importantly to some, Ionic 4 is now framework agnostic. It’s built using standardised Web Components rather than the Angular directives of the past, Shadow DOM APIs and standard web APIs. This means that developers can be confident that Ionic’s component APIs will be stable for many years to come; something we could only dream of before. Although it is still recommended to use Angular for performance reasons, it is now possible to use react or vue.js or any other component libraries within your project. This is especially powerful when building PWAs or apps that are just one part in an overall project delivery that needs both web and app capabilities, often integrating with existing systems.