We performed a comparison between Ionic and OutSystems based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Mobile Development Platforms solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The most valuable feature is the one code deployed to all solutions, which means you do not need to have multiple teams."
"The main value of this solution for our business, is that it is a hybrid product that allows us to write code that is compatible with IOS, Android, and web documents."
"The solution can support many languages."
"With the Capacitor feature, you have access to the native attributes of your phone such as your camera. This makes work a lot easier."
"Ionic is easy to upgrade and is helpful for design purposes. It also is quite common and easy to use. It is a very reliable application. It's easy to write on and print. The UI is easy to use as well. My organization chose to go with Ionic because we can access both Android and iOS applications."
"Ionic's best features are its hybrid app development, design, and tags."
"The most valuable feature of Ionic is the ease of use and the simple connection of the applications. Additionally, the documentation is good in the Ionic application, and beginners can easily learn and download their own application using Ionic. Everyone can easily switch out, their domain, from native applications to hybrid applications."
"I like that I can place the code and escalate data storage. I also like that it's user-friendly. Nothing is complex in Ionic."
"There is literally a ton of stuff it can do. It's very flexible."
"The technical support is perfect."
"It is a stable solution, and the initial setup is straightforward."
"It is easy to use."
"We used almost all of the features, themes, styling guide, and approach components. They are useful in our applications."
"The scratch coding is useful. The solution is easy to understand."
"The flow editor is the most valuable feature. It is simple and intuitive, and it can guide you step-by-step."
"I like the mobile features the most, and there are also various features around the portal we created that I enjoy."
"The documentation could be improved."
"Ionic's UI component doesn't always look like the native mobile app."
"It would be better if it had a speed niche system. There are a lot of things we need that weren't in the latest version. But I think they will be adding something."
"Ionic could improve in the Native mode because while we do testing it is difficult to find the root cause of problems. It could be more user-friendly."
"Ionic would be improved with dynamic design features."
"In a future release, we would like to have a little more support for the desktop environment. Currently it is still focused on mobile devices."
"As a developer, I would say one of the improvements is more plugins."
"The navigation within this solution could be improved; it is currently quite complicated to move through the different tabs."
"In my opinion, the support and the pricing could be better."
"Since we first started using OutSystems, they switched their language support from Java and .NET to .NET only, which was a bit of a surprise. Their language support could be better in this sense, although on our resource side it is now a bit more flexible."
"It's difficult to do the component version control. I would like them to add more studying materials."
"OutSystems could improve by being more like GitHub. It would be more helpful for us for division management and version control for our application."
"One of the biggest areas for improvement is that every time an existing data element is modified, it creates a new data element. It doesn't really modify that particular data element. So, a user has to follow an extra step of removing the existing data element and bringing in the new and modified data element that is being added, which sort of goes into negative productivity."
"The prices should be lower. It is a little bit too high for a small market."
"We had some lagging issues under high data loads, and the solution needed to be customized to improve this."
"There are not enough resources on the market."
The official Ionic CLI, or Command Line Interface, is a tool that enables developers to easily construct Ionic apps and offers a number of useful commands. The CLI installs and updates Ionic and also includes a built-in development server, build and debugging tools, and much more. If you are an Appflow member, you may manage your account and carry out cloud builds and deployments via the CLI.
Ionic has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
There are many benefits to implementing Ionic. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Ionic is ranked 7th in Mobile Development Platforms with 10 reviews while OutSystems is ranked 3rd in Mobile Development Platforms with 13 reviews. Ionic is rated 8.6, while OutSystems is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Ionic writes "Great user acceptance and reliability, multiple teams not required, with prompt customer service". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OutSystems writes "Helps with validation, offers good features, and is reliable". Ionic is most compared with Mendix, Appium, SAP Mobile Platform, IBM MobileFirst and Xamarin Platform, whereas OutSystems is most compared with Microsoft Power Apps, Mendix, ServiceNow, Appian and QuickBase. See our Ionic vs. OutSystems report.
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