Download ionic framework for Ubuntu

  • Post Updated: April 3, 2024
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Hello everyone, you can download ionic for Ubuntu and utilize one of the best mobile app development frameworks available on the market. I recently tested it out and I now see why it is getting all the hype from some of the top developers.

Today we will highlight some reasons why we think you should go ahead and install one of the most stable mobile frameworks available. I have been playing around with ionic for the past couple of weeks, I will admit, I am not a pro by any means but I really like these new hybrid frameworks that are popping out of nowhere. A lot of you probably have heard of flutter, another open source mobile framework supported by google which is basically a rival to ionic. I have tried both and so far, I will give the slight edge to ionic, it’s truly impressive and super easy to install on just about any platform including Linux. It is developed in Javascript so keep that in mind incase that might become an issue for you. Ionic lets you develop apps for iOS, Android, Electron & even PWA, I honestly recommend you check out the video we post below to you quickly get a visual look at how this framework works and why a lot of people are flocking to it these days. Let us know in the comments what you think if you do decide to try it.

What is ionic framework?

Ionic Framework is an open source UI toolkit for building performant, high-quality mobile and desktop apps using web technologies, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and with integrations for popular frameworks like Angular, React, and Vue.

Ionic Framework focuses on the frontend UX and UI interaction of an app, UI controls, interactions, gestures, animations. It’s easy to learn, and integrates with other libraries or frameworks, such as Angular, React, or Vue. Alternatively, it can be used standalone without any frontend framework using a simple script include.

Ionic Features:

  • One codebase, running everywhere

Ionic is the only mobile app stack that enables web developers to build apps for all major app stores and the mobile web from a single codebase. And with Adaptive Styling, Ionic apps look and feel at home on every device.

  • Native and Web optimized

Ionic emulates native app UI guidelines and uses native SDKs, bringing the UI standards and device features of native apps together with the full power and flexibility of the open web. Ionic uses Capacitor (or Cordova) to deploy natively, or runs in the browser as a Progressive Web App.

  • A focus on performance

Ionic is built to perform and behave great on the latest mobile devices with best practices like efficient hardware accelerated transitions, and touch-optimized gestures.

  • Clean, simple, and functional design

Ionic is designed to work and display beautifully on all current mobile devices and platforms. With ready-made components, typography, and a gorgeous (yet extensible) base theme that adapts to each platform, you’ll be building in style.

  • Cross-platform

Build and deploy apps that work across multiple platforms, such as native iOS, Android, desktop, and the web as a Progressive Web App – all with one code base. Write once, run anywhere.

  • Web Standards-based

Ionic Framework is built on top of reliable, standardized web technologies: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, using modern Web APIs such as Custom Elements and Shadow DOM. Because of this, Ionic components have a stable API, and aren’t at the whim of a single platform vendor.

  • Beautiful Design

Clean, simple, and functional. Ionic Framework is designed to work and display beautifully out-of-the-box across all platforms. Start with pre-designed components, typography, interactive paradigms, and a gorgeous (yet extensible) base theme.

    How to install ionic on Ubuntu

      1. First, you Install Node.js v15:

      We need to install Node.js first in our server using PPA using following command.

      $ curl -sL | sudo -E bash –
      $ apt-get install -y nodejs

      2. Then, you quickly Install Cordova:

      To install Cordova in our server globally using following npm command. It will install all other required node modules on your system.

      $ npm install -g cordova

      3. Install the Ionic CLI with npm:

      $ npm install -g @ionic/cli


      4. That’s basically it, now you can start your first ionic app:

      ionic start myApp tabs

      Ionic video tutorial