Ionic has introduced a new set of tools for developing mobile software applications, as the Madison, WI-based startup continues its effort to create revenue streams off of its sizeable user base.
The new suite of development tools, known as Ionic Pro, is aimed at helping developers build, test, and distribute apps faster and more easily than was possible previously, says Ionic co-founder and CEO Max Lynch. He says Ionic Pro represents a “commercial layer on top” of Ionic Framework, an open-source system for developing mobile apps the startup first released in 2013.
The company began generating revenue from Ionic Framework in late 2015, Lynch told Xconomy last year. The Ionic Framework community includes more than 5 million developers, he says, and one of the company’s goals in launching Ionic Pro is to continue its push to monetize certain tools and features. Read the full story here.