Thanks for replying. Yea, so I have been following Ionic for awhile and seeing where you guys were taking it. I did not realize your history started with Codiqa until I went looking for something that felt a little more established even if using JQM (and honestly, competitive to appery which is where I had been focusing my time). You all are doing great getting the Ionic name out there, and I know with more input and the developers you will be adding - it will be amazing for folks like me as well. It just feels alittle early for me.
I threw down some $ to go with Codiqa for this particular project. And to be in the family officially. This project I have can benefit from being jQuery Mobile. I think it might be good for you all clarify the next few months bit more - like you closed those forums, and do you want to still gain mindshare over with it given IT DOES DO THE JOB for many even with JQM. I was happy you all left the ability to still sign up for Codiqa vs. close it down. I think you will have many still coming to you for it - because really between Appcelerator, Appery, there is not really another tool/service that helps build apps like this in a succinct manner.
But, I will jump to Ionic in the future - as my evaluations like many are always about how to get to Native in the easiest cleanest manner. Just competitive study wise for you - my background has been more around UX and technical, so more of a “design-coder” - but, even I know you all made the right choice to pile onto take on Native in a better way. The only other approach I am considering for this for the future would be FB’s React Native. I think between what Ionic is doing and them - it is the future, hopefully.
Codiqa does some great things in helping visualize the UI and experience, and Appery is great too and more all in one with data and services rolled in - it gets troubling on the UI side of things in it’s builder like front-end. I just hope the true experience of apps is taken further in the design phase within a tool, as I do think Apple has something with it’s Storyboard approach. Just being able to drag things to a mocked up screen is not enough. It needs to be more flexible and yet have design patterns specified that match world class UX, and works something more like Axure RP. But, you guys are taking it forward…