Ionic vs Markdown: What are the differences?
What is Markdown? Text-to-HTML conversion tool/syntax for web writers, by John Gruber. Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.
Ionic and Markdown are primarily classified as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" and "Languages" tools respectively.
"Allows for rapid prototyping", "Hybrid mobile" and "It's angularjs" are the key factors why developers consider Ionic; whereas "Easy formatting", "Widely adopted" and "Intuitive" are the primary reasons why Markdown is favored.
Ionic is an open source tool with 38.5K GitHub stars and 13.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Ionic's open source repository on GitHub.
reddit, StackShare, and Asana are some of the popular companies that use Markdown, whereas Ionic is used by Accenture, Sellsuki, and Zenefits. Markdown has a broader approval, being mentioned in 756 company stacks & 718 developers stacks; compared to Ionic, which is listed in 393 company stacks and 361 developer stacks.