Ionic 4 Beta is Out!


Hello everybody, finally the Ionic Team made yesterday their first Ionic 4 Beta release (Ionic 4-beta.0).

They has been working hard on Ionic 4 and his new aggregates technologies/tools and concepts: Stencil, Capacitor, Ionic Native 5 and Ionic PWA Toolkit. The main goal is to make Ionic a powerful framework-agnostic library for building mobile (progressive) web apps that have first class access to native device features.

Main Features

  • Performance & build time improvements
  • Angular CLI & Router
  • Modern Web APIs (Custom Elements, Shadow DOM)
  • Powerful theming + CSS Variables
  • Brand new Documentation
  • Much more...

Check out their official announcement and use the new documentation:

What will happen to the themes of Ionic Theme?

Well, all of our current themes will continue in Ionic version 3, as they will still be in evidence due to the current maturity of this version, but when the final version of Ionic 4 is released, only the new themes and starters will be developed in Ionic 4.

Because of this, we are planning the second version of each existing theme, for example:

ionBooking 2 = Ionic 4!
ionProperty 2 = Ionic 4!
foodIonic 2 = Ionic 4!
tripIonic 2 = Ionic 4!

But as I said, all versions 1! will continue to be updated normally for many months (LTS).

I will always inform you of any news about this new and well awaited release, and my sincere and warm congratulations to the entire Ionicframework team.