I’ve packaged my angular/ionic app using Phonegap in order to deploy on Andriod and iOS. I am using ionic.js for most of the navigation and Angular for the app logic including some http calls to populate my views.
I’ve been using the Ripple Emuator during development and the performance has been great. No issues anywhere.
However, when I try to run the APK on an Android device, the application is very slow and laggy. Even the parts of the app that are not loading any external content get stuck easily.
The device itself is just an Android 4.2~ tablet we had in the office, but it seems to run native apps much faster.
Has anyone encountered similar performance issues when using Phonegap Build to package apps?
Should I ditch ionic.js in favor of a lighter-weight approach to transitions between screens? Because, like others have noted, the chokepoints seem to occur when switching between list and detail views. I am just hesitant because these problems do not appear at all when debugging in a desktop browser.