Ionic + MEAN + PhoneGAP = hybrid app?


#1

Hey guys,

is it possible to integrate Ionic into the MEAN stack and build a native app with phonegap?

Are there any examples? :smile:


#2

If it’s Ionic it can’t be native.
So what do you want to build exactly and on which platform?


#3

I warnt to Build an App with Ionic and the MEAN stack, which could be downloaded from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.


#4

Just to clarify further: MEAN stack is a server stack, Ionic/Cordova enables you to build a mobile app that will talk to your server.

An Ionic application can be published in App Store and Google Play but it’s never going to be a native, it’s an hybrid app.


#5

Okay.

And how i develope such hybrid Apps with an local server?

Did i Need two Folders or how is the structure?
1 folder for the mean Stack and 1 for Ionic?


#6

Yes 2 folders, it will be 2 different projects with different requirements and different builds.
You may need additional folder in case you’re able to share some code between sever and mobile.

For your culture, if you once considered about running node on Android and iOS have a look at this article to get an idea of the complexity.