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Foundation for Apps Performance vs. Ionic, et al.?

I'm a big fan of Foundation 5 and use it professionally with clients.

Right now, I'm developing apps using Ionic (which is also built on AngularJS).

How does relative performance compare between the Foundation for Apps and Ionic?

Foundation for Apps seems much easier for ui-routing but is that translating into performance on Android/iOS?

Cheers,
David

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I'm a big fan of Foundation 5 and use it professionally with clients.

Right now, I'm developing apps using Ionic (which is also built on AngularJS).

How does relative performance compare between the Foundation for Apps and Ionic?

Foundation for Apps seems much easier for ui-routing but is that translating into performance on Android/iOS?

Cheers,
David

Hans McMurdy almost 5 years ago

Personally I have not run any performance tests between the two yet but as you probably know already performance often can come down to your build process especially when it come to larger applications.

By default though I know that foundation for apps is much more lightweight in terms of file size for css (the flexbox grid in particular cuts alot of bloat). Also foundation for apps doesn't have as many directives, controllers, etc...

So again it ultimately comes down to the scale of your application and the build process you use ti optimize your scripts, css, etc...

http://java.dzone.com/articles/using-grunt-angularjs-front
http://raibledesigns.com/rd/entry/using_grunt_with_angularjs_for

Hans McMurdy almost 5 years ago

Also I forgot to mention this but if you really NEED better performance check out react and this fork of FoundationForApps.
It's not ready yet but there is enough you could build on top of and may be better for seo:
https://github.com/akiran/react-foundation-apps

Great articles that explain why it has such good performance:
http://www.syncano.com/reactjs-reasons-why-part-1/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7619824