Written by Javier Bertos

One of the best things at Trovit is that you can learn and improve with the newest technologies everyday. In my case, I started a project with Angular2 a few months ago, and I’m really happy with it!

Angular 2 is the next version of Google’s massively popular MV* framework for building complex applications in the browser. It comes with almost everything you need to build a complicated front-end web or mobile apps, from powerful templates to fast rendering, data management, HTTP services, form handling, and so much more.

Looking for the next step, and based in my Angular knowledge, it would be great to make some of our tools available from mobile devices, creating and app instead of a web.

With that in mind, and because I love the Angular community in Barcelona, AngularBeers, last Saturday (October 29th) I attended “Build hybrid app with Ionic 2 Workshop”, where Alex Muramoto teached us to create a simple app using the new Ionic 2 in just a few steps, taking full advantage of the performance optimizations in Angular 2.

The Ionic Framework is one of the most popular hybrid frameworks. It’s built on AngularJS, it performs like native, integrates native device APIs, and provides a large set of natively-styled UI components out of the box. This new version is also written and ready to develop using TypeScript.

Thanks to Alex, we could test how easy it is to use the new framework, to integrate native-styled UI components into an app, to access native APIs with Ionic Native or to deploy to a device for testing, even if you don’t have a developer account for iOS.

I don’t see the moment to start a new project using this technology and creating small tools for mobile devices…

Let’s play, learn, improve and grow!

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