With Ionic, creating a high-performance, cross-platform mobile app is as easy as creating a website. In fact, if you are a seasoned web developer who wants to become an Android or iOS app developer overnight, all you have to do is install and start using Ionic. I assure you, you’ll take to it like a fish to water.
Building a feature-rich Ionic app with an elegant user interface, however, can be challenging—even more so if it is to look native on multiple platforms. Fortunately, by using an Ionic template you can save substantial amounts of time and effort.
CodeCanyon is one of the largest online marketplaces for Ionic templates. No matter what your app’s requirements are, there’s a good chance that CodeCanyon has a template for it. In this article, I’m going to list 15 outstanding Ionic templates you should consider using this year.
1. Ionic Mobile App Builder
Developed by CodeGenerator, Ionic Mobile App Builder, or IMA builder for short, is an award-winning template that lets you create both static and dynamic Ionic apps without writing any code whatsoever. It offers a very intuitive web-based interface you can use to define every aspect of your app. More precisely, it allows you to simply fill out a few forms in your browser to create and configure all the components of your app’s user interface, including navigation drawers, menus, popovers, tables, and pages.
The best thing about this template, however, is that the apps you build with it will be capable of interacting with a variety of data sources, such as WordPress, WooCommerce, and any other content management system that has a JSON API.
IonWordpress, developed by elite author IonicThemes, is the template to use if you want to convert your WordPress blog into a stunning Android or iOS app. This is one of the most popular themes on CodeCanyon, and for a good reason—it has more features than you can imagine, great documentation, and easy-to-read code.
In addition to WordPress-related functionality, this template also offers push notifications, mobile advertisements via Google AdMob and Apple iAd, and an in-app browser.
3. Material Design UI Ionic
This template, developed by elite author CreativeForm, is for Ionic developers who don’t want to spend time designing their apps. It offers over 60 commonly used screen layouts and five beautiful UI themes. It also has a well-organized Sass file containing dozens of variables you can change to further customize your app’s looks.
To help you avoid dealing with multiple resolutions of images, this template includes icon fonts with over 800 icons. If you must use images, it also supports several blending modes for them.
IonStore, developed by ionicpremium, is a template you should definitely consider using if you are creating an e-commerce app. It allows you to quickly create a beautiful app that can connect to your WooCommerce website and pull data and settings from it. It supports multiple payment methods, languages, and currencies. It is also highly customizable, offering you fine-grained control over the looks of your app. And as if that wasn’t enough, it also supports discount badges, user registration, order tracking, and push notifications.
It is also worth mentioning that this template is very well-documented, and sees regular updates and bug fixes.
5. Catalogue Ionic
Catalogue Ionic, developed by appseed, is a generic business-oriented template. If you run a business and are trying to build an app that can showcase your products, this template might be just what you need. It also allows you to display useful information such as your shop’s opening hours and your contact options. If you’re using WooCommerce already, this template can be configured to read data from it.
Catalogue Ionic’s architecture is extremely modular. Furthermore, because it was built using a very popular Yeoman generator for the Ionic framework, you can be sure that it follows several best practices.
6. Barebone Ionic
Barebone Ionic is a large, feature-rich starter template developed by appseed. As a developer, you can use it to kickstart almost any kind of Ionic app. For example, it allows you to effortlessly create apps that can read data from various content management systems, such as WordPress and Drupal. It can also serve as a good foundation for CRUD-oriented apps, instant messaging apps, and e-commerce apps.
I should also add that this template is fully integrated with the APIs of several popular websites, such as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Vimeo.
IonChat, as its name suggests, is a template that lets you build cross-platform instant messaging apps. Developed by IonCoder, this is a large template offering dozens of powerful features, such as support for group conversations, social login, and friend management.
Not only is this template easily customizable, the apps you create with it will be powered by Firebase, a cloud-based platform that’s owned by Google. That means you can use the Firebase console to manage your app data.
8. Ionic Framework App
If you are looking for a modern template with dozens of beautiful pages and a wide variety of useful features, this template, created by gtsopour, is for you. Built with Ionic 3, it is very modular and extremely easy to extend. In fact, it has over 20 modules and over 35 components!
The apps you create with this template will be able to communicate with your WordPress blog using its REST API. They’ll also be able to display charts, YouTube videos, Google maps, and RSS feeds. Another impressive fact about the template is that it offers a barcode scanner module, which you can use to scan several types of barcodes.
By using TapShop, a template created by tapgadget, you can effortlessly create an e-commerce app that allows your users to buy and sell products. It has all the features you’d expect from this type of template.
For instance, it has screens for buyers to browse through available products, make offers to vendors, and even chat with vendors. Similarly, it has screens for vendors to post new products, upload photos of those products, and handle offers made by buyers.
But there’s more to this template than just that. It supports push notifications, and is fully integrated with AdMob too, allowing you to easily monetize the apps you create with it.
10. Restaurant Ionic
Restaurant Ionic, developed by appseed, is a template that’s bound to entice any restaurant owner. Apps created with it are feature-packed, and have intuitive user interfaces that let customers view menus, place customized orders, read about special offers, and choose delivery methods. They’ll also allow you to communicate with your customers using push notifications.
Setting this template up is a breeze. So is customizing it, because you can dramatically change the looks of your app by simply selecting one of the several beautiful Material Design-inspired color themes it offers.
Ionium is a multi-purpose starter template created by ionicpremium. Whether you are building an e-commerce app, a hotel booking app, a news reader, or even a social media app, this template has got you covered. It also allows you to quickly create CRUD-oriented apps, which support both local and remote storage.
Because this template uses Material Design components, animations, and gestures, you can be sure that the apps you create with it will look very modern and polished.
Apps with social features tend to be more successful on both Google Play and Apple’s App Store. If you are interested in creating one yourself, IonSocialApp, another template developed by IonicThemes, has everything you need to get started. It offers screens that allow users to sign up, sign in, create posts, write comments, and even browse through trending topics.
This template also includes several useful features that can improve your app’s user interface. For instance, it supports the pull-to-refresh gesture, infinite scrolling, and native sharing functionality.
Mobionic, developed by gtsopour, is another multipurpose template with a host of useful features. It is integrated with WordPress and supports server-side pagination of posts. It also has multiple layouts for your app’s home screen. The latest version of this template is fully integrated with the YouTube API too, allowing you to create video-based apps.
Additionally, it supports push notifications for both the Android and iOS platforms.
IcyMobi, from inspitheme, is a one-stop shop for all your e-commerce app development needs. With this template, you can create apps that support many popular payment methods, order tracking, inventory management, and push notifications.
They’ll also be able to interact with multiple e-commerce platforms, such as PrestaShop, WooCommerce, and Magento. Furthermore, if you want your app to display posts from your WordPress blog, this template allows that too.
15. Daily News
Developed by tdmobile, this is an easy-to-use template that lets you create WordPress-based news apps. In addition to a beautiful home-screen, this template has screens to display photo galleries, search results, comments, bookmarks, and more.
It also has several notifications-related features, such as delivery tracking, analytics, and segmented targeting.
In this article, you learned about 15 premium Ionic templates you can use to jumpstart your app development process. But don’t limit yourself to just them because CodeCanyon has hundreds more of such templates. So what are you waiting for? Grab a template now and get building!
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