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Create mobile apps with the web technologies you love.

Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components, gestures, and tools for building highly interactive apps. Built with Sass and optimized for AngularJS.

Performance obsessed

Speed is important. So important that you only notice when it isn't there. Ionic is built to perform and behave great on the latest mobile devices. With minimal DOM manipulation, zero jQuery, and hardware accelerated transitions, one thing is for sure: You'll be impressed.

Angular & Ionic

A match made in heaven. Ionic utilizes Angular in order to create a powerful SDK most suited to develop rich and robust applications. Ionic not only looks nice, but its core architecture is built for serious app development, and Angular ties in perfectly.

Native focused

Ionic is modeled on popular native mobile development SDKs, making it easy to understand for anyone that has built a native app for iOS or Android. Just drop it in your code to get going, and push through Cordova when it's ready. Develop once, deploy everywhere.

Beautifully designed

Clean, simple, and functional. Ionic has been designed to work and display beautifully on all current mobile devices. With tons of popular mobile components, typography, interactive paradigms, and a gorgeous (yet extensible) base theme, you'll wonder how you lived without it.

A powerful CLI

Use just one command to create, build, test, and deploy your Ionic apps onto any platform. With amazing features like Live Reload and integrated logging, you'll already be miles ahead of your native frenemies. Just run npm install -g ionic, and you're good to go!

Fun to learn

All you need to know are HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: the building blocks of the web. You'll even learn AngularJS as you work. We wrote tons of tutorials to get you started and help you level up your mobile development skills. There’s no question you'll be shipping apps in no time.

Built by nerds (like you)

Built and maintained by developers and designers passionate about web technologies. Ionic focuses on standards compliant code, is forward thinking, and is managed through Github. We're making mobile development with HTML5 awesome and simple.

More than code. Ionic is an ecosystem.

You'll find a suite of mobile development tools and resources at your disposal that make
Ionic the complete mobile dev package. It's the best way to build apps. Period.

Ionic Lab

Build and test iOS and Android versions side-by-side. See changes instantly. $ ionic serve --lab

LiveReload

Instantly update your apps with code changes, even when running directly on your device. $ ionic run --livereload

Icon/Splash Generation

Generate icons and splash screens for all devices and device sizes with a single command. $ ionic resources

View App

Share your Ionic apps with clients, customers, and testers all around the world. All without ever going through the App Store! Get the app!

ngCordova

Angular extensions for easily accessing the full native functionality of the device. Learn more

Ionic.io Platform

Full-stack backend services and tools for your Ionic app. Finally, a service that embraces mobile web dev! Learn more

Ionic is the framework that I use for all of my projects, and I'm not sure I can give a bigger compliment than that. The innate sense of style and sophistication built into Ionic is awesome and makes building professional-level mobile applications a snap.

Hampton Catlin
Creator of Sass

Ionic will dramatically change the way mobile apps are built. Their choice of AngularJS means building functionality is a now breeze and it feels near-native. Your developers and your users will thank you.

James Tamplin
Co-founder & CEO, Firebase

I was so inspired when I found Ionic. It fills a gap that’s missing when building for mobile and solves many complexities that otherwise require multiple libraries, keeping your code cleaner. Overall, it just makes mobile development fun and fast, so you can build more!

Holly Schinsky
Developer Evangelist, Adobe