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Yesterday, the team behind Ionic announced the beta release of Ionic React. Developers can now make use of all the Ionic components in their React application. Ionic React ships with almost 70 components including buttons, cards, menus, tabs, alerts, modals, and much more. It also supports TypeScript type definitions.

Ionic is an open source framework that consists of UI components for building cross-platform applications. These components are written in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and can easily be deployed natively to iOS and Android devices, desktop with Electron, or to the web as a progressive web app.

Historically, Ionic has been associated with Angular, but this changed with its recent release, Ionic 4. Now, developers can use the Ionic app development framework alongside any frontend framework. The Ionic team has been working towards making Ionic work with React and Vue for a long time. React developers already have React Native to make native apps for iOS and Android, but with Ionic React they will also be able to create hybrid mobile, desktop, and progressive web apps. In the future, the team is also planning to make React Native and Ionic work together.

You can easily get started with Ionic React with the create-react-app tool. The Ionic team also recommends users to TypeScript in their apps to get a better developer experience. As Ionic React is still in its early days, it is advised not to use it in production.

To read the full announcement, visit Ionic’s official website.

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