Ionic vs Material Design for Angular: What are the differences?
What is Material Design for Angular? Material Design for AngularJS Apps. Material Design is a specification for a unified system of visual, motion, and interaction design that adapts across different devices. Our goal is to deliver a lean, lightweight set of AngularJS-native UI elements that implement the material design system for use in Angular SPAs.
Ionic and Material Design for Angular are primarily classified as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" and "Front-End Frameworks" tools respectively.
"Allows for rapid prototyping" is the top reason why over 234 developers like Ionic, while over 103 developers mention "Ui components" as the leading cause for choosing Material Design for Angular.
Ionic and Material Design for Angular are both open source tools. It seems that Ionic with 38.4K GitHub stars and 13.1K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Material Design for Angular with 16.5K GitHub stars and 3.57K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Ionic has a broader approval, being mentioned in 392 company stacks & 350 developers stacks; compared to Material Design for Angular, which is listed in 279 company stacks and 369 developer stacks.