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How the Ionic community is responding to the COVID-19 crisis

As the world tries to make sense of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak and ensuing social and economic crisis, developers in the Ionic community are leading the charge to inform and help the public.

In the last few weeks, we've been made aware of many efforts across the world by Ionic developers to build useful apps for mobile and web, and we want to take a second to share those.

Parting thoughts

One thing that has become crystal clear in the last few weeks is just how crucial the open web and Progressive Web Apps have been to the developers building coronavirus apps. As Apple and Google notify developers of increased app store review times and seem to be blocking and even suspending most coronavirus apps, developers are turning to the web to share their apps with the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time. I'm glad that Ionic is able to facilitate this Progressive Web App-first approach and many are taking advantage of it.

If I had to guess, one of the biggest changes that will come from this period in terms of app development will be the establishment and growth of Progressive Web Apps, as they seem to be the only way to get any kind of Coronavirus app to market right now.

From all of us at Ionic, we're so proud of the time and effort the Ionic community is putting into the response and we promise you we will be standing by to help promote your work. You all make us feel like we're doing something, however small, to get information and help to the world. You are truly what makes this community so special.

If you're building something that was not mentioned here, please tweet @maxlynch and we will get this updated.

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fullstackcodr profile image

You may want to include my covid-19 tracker as well: