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Ionic tips you might need in your native applications.

Abdulhafeez Abdulraheem
Backend Engineer | Machine Learning Engineer | Impact and Helping startups Scale Faster
Originally published at codeburst.io on ・2 min read

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Ionic is one of the most used cross-platform app development frameworks. With Ionic 4 beta out, you can now integrate ionic with your favorite front-end frameworks (Angular, React, Vue, etc).

Making your Ionic app look native and feel native is what ionic developers strive for, as an Ionic developer the following hacks/tips can improve the user experience of your app to look more native.

  • Using native transitions: Native transitions make your app feel native when transitioning between pages.

https://ionicframework.com/docs/native/native-page-transitions/

  • Showing notifications when downloading a file : Using ionic file transfer and showing notifications can be a daunting task. Use the following Cordova plugin which would use the android download manager and show a download notification.

https://github.com/vasani-arpit/cordova-plugin-downloadmanager

  • Displaying a loader when using the Ionic themeable browser plugin: At some point in our application, we might be required to use an in-app browser, just to make your app feel more native and not breaking the user experience at that point. A common problem is to display a loader while the webpage is being loaded otherwise it might be blank. Using the Loading controller wouldn’t work. A quick fix is to use the ionic native spinner dialog.

https://ionicframework.com/docs/native/spinner-dialog/

  • Using a custom status bar color : The status bar is the notification bar of your app. Changing the color to your app primary color or something similar would make your app feel more native.

https://ionicframework.com/docs/native/status-bar/

  • Using a custom a header color : The android multitask view allows you to change the header color. Using the ionic native plugin it improves the look and native feel of your app.

https://ionicframework.com/docs/native/header-color/

Conclusion

The above tips will improve the feel of your Ionic app and make it look more native, thereby giving your users a better app experience.

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