We’re a web dev agency and we’ve been building many custom, complex websites and web apps over the years. We’ve primarily been using PHP MVC frameworks such as Code Igniter, Laravel, Symphony, etc…
We’ve been toying with the idea of moving over to the MEAN stack (we’ve done one or two projects in this tech) and also we’ve been considering going into the mobile app development space with IONIC being the framework of choice.
I’m not too technical but I am keen to understand the difficulty or ease with which I can get my team to up to speed to start building commercial mobile apps in the future. They are a competent bunch and we’ve done lots of custom stuff before.
How long would a transition to MEAN and Ionic typically take in terms of months? Would you recommend doing a few demo apps to understand the lifecycle and issues / coding restraints and possible problems, before attempting commercial apps?
If anyone has done a similar transition, I would be keen to hear your feedback in terms of the journey, with recommendations and things to be aware of and avoid.
Thanks in advance.