Today, the Ionic team (my company) rolled out version 4 of Ionic Framework, our flagship open source project enabling web developers to build awesome apps for iOS, Android, Electron, and the web as a Progressive Web App.
You can read more about the announcement on our blog.
I just want to say that I’m so damn proud of everyone that made this release happen. It was a ton of hard work, and even more courage in the face of a ton of technical uncertainty around new Web Component APIs, especially browser support, tooling challenges, and developer perception of those APIs.
At the risk of leaving out everyone at Ionic that contributed to this release, I want to call out Adam Bradley for really laying the foundation for this release. Adam created our new Stencil project and proved that Web Components would be viable for Ionic. Adam and I spent a ton of time early on talking through the possibilities and I’m just enjoying being able to step back and see his vision come together. Of course, it takes a village to ship production-ready software like this, so I want to thank everyone that contributed and improved that foundation over the last year.
I believe Ionic 4 ushers in a new era of UI frameworks focused on modern web APIs, and I’m thrilled with what the team created.
So proud to work with such awesome people and can’t wait for everyone in the community to try version 4!