Build app without framework, possible?

I know HTML, CSS and javascript/jQuery very well.

I want to build an app
I want to use Ionic Native plugins
I DONT want to use angular, react or vue

Can I still use the plugins? Can’t find any tutorials on how
Can I still use “npx cap add android” to generate APKs from AndroidStudio?

In theory you could.
Capacitor would be the better way to do this, not Ionic Native (the wrappers around cordova)

I would suggest though reconsidering, as it’s not a matter of “could you” but “should you”.
Could you walk 20mins to the store?
Sure you could, but you could also drive and get there quicker.

To me, the 20 min walk sound easier because otherwise I first need to learn how to drive. Long-term it would be better, but not for this one trip to the store (but I’ll have to look into it for future projects).

So, with Capacitor, I can use plugins like Geolocation, even without cordova?

I’ll simply install Capacitor and Ionic in the same folder where I have my index.html?

@Swejo It is possible to create Ionic apps without framework, with just plain JavaScript. At the moment we are trying to add a Vanilla JS option to the App Wizard (

How can I create a vanilla JS app?

  1. Install the ionic core dependencies:
npm install @ionic/core
  1. include ionic core into your app
<script type="module" src="node_modules/@ionic/core/dist/ionic/ionic.esm.js"></script>
<script nomodule src="node_modules/@ionic/core/dist/ionic/ionic.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="node_modules/@ionic/core/css/ionic.bundle.css"/>

Check if the folder node_modules/@ionic/core is correct.

Thats it!