I’m trying to get my head around Ionic. Obviously I like the idea of writing cross platform HTML mobile apps.
In the blog “Where does the Ionic Framework fit in?” it says that I should compare it to Twitter Bootstrap. Perfect… I like that!
Then I read the getting started, and everything is Mac, Node, Glup and what have you. That’s also perfect… just not for me
So the question is… will I be able to get Ionic running perfectly with my tools, or am I trying to twist the framework in a way, that will only get me into trouble? Or where I’ll lose access to the upcoming improvements to Ionic?
I’m aware that creating an iOS app there is no way around having a Mac to create the signing certificates, provisioning profiles etc. But that’s a one-time thing, and then I can use PhoneGap Build or Telerik’s AppBuilder.
If you are right in comparing Ionic to Bootstrap, it should work on any platform because it’s just a JS and CSS, but I get the feeling that Ionic is more than that!
In other words: what parts of Ionic is dependent on anything but HTML, CSS and JS in the www folder?