Ionic vs. Material Design for Bootstrap

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What is Ionic?

Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain JavaScript.

What is Material Design for Bootstrap?

This Bootstrap theme is an easy way to use the new Material Design guidelines by Google in your Bootstrap 3 based application. Just include the theme right after the Bootstrap CSS and include the javascript at the end of your document, everything will be converted to Material Design (paper) style.

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Why do developers choose Ionic?
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Why do developers choose Material Design for Bootstrap?
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What are the cons of using Ionic?
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What are the cons of using Material Design for Bootstrap?
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How much does Ionic cost?
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What companies use Ionic?
528 companies on StackShare use Ionic
What companies use Material Design for Bootstrap?
7 companies on StackShare use Material Design for Bootstrap
What tools integrate with Ionic?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Ionic
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What are some alternatives to Ionic and Material Design for Bootstrap?

  • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
  • Xamarin - Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#
  • Apache Cordova - Platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • PhoneGap - Easilily create mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

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