Moxly is a relatively new app builder, but it is based on Ionic logic and works with the Ionic widgets. But since Moxly also has things like Firebase and Google Maps integration, this builder is very far ahead of others. Still, many people wonder if they should use Moxly to build their apps faster.
We’re going to deal with this issue today by comparing Ionic and Moxly. Let’s understand a little what is Ionic framework and Moxly.
What is Ionic Framework?
Ionic framework is free and open source. It allows you to build mobile apps easily using web technologies. The good news is: if you can manage to create websites, then you know how to build mobile apps. Ionic Framework offers the best web and native app components for building highly interactive, native and progressive web apps.
You can think of Ionic as the front-end UI framework that handles all the look and feel and UI interactions your app needs in order to be compelling. It’s like a kind of “Bootstrap for Native” but with all the support for a broad range of common native mobile components, slick animations, and incredible design.
Also, it allows developers to design apps for every app store and mobile web, using a unique base code that runs everywhere.
So, Ionic framework is ideal for developers, but not suitable for people without technical skills.
Moxly is a MicroFramework that is layered on top of the Ionic, Angular
Moxly is aimed at people without technical skills and offers software with No Code and Low Code, and there is an open source solution for developers. The prefix “Micro” in relation to the Moxly framework means that the framework only takes on routing (mapping paths with handlers) and helps with the formation of simple answers
How long will it take me to learn one of the technologies?
This question can be answered very easily. Ionic is a framework where you have to work with real code and program yourself. Whereas Moxly is very easy to learn. You only need to learn the basic widgets and logic of Ionic.
But to answer the question concretely: To master Ionic basically you need about 2 months and if you want to master it really well you need at least 6 months, depends on how much time you invest in programming.
To learn Moxly basically you don’t need longer than one day and to master it correctly well only at most 1–2 weeks.
So the intermediate score is 1:0 for Moxly.
What can be built?
I sincerely believe that Ionic is the best framework and it is also worth mentioning that the developers update it regularly and add new features and improvements. Some of the most common features you can use are: Firebase integration, Social Authentication, Google Maps, Video Playlist, Multilingual, Ecommerce, Lists and more…
Since Ionic has a very large number of widgets that can be very easily customized, you have a very large variety, and you can create a lot.
With Moxly it looks different again. Here you have over 45 components, but pre-built components such as the Google Sign In button, as well as a full text form or a styled card. Also, there is a full backend for managing the application, which is not in Ionic. Of course, you can also create your own functions in Moxly thanks to the open source
Plus 1 more point for Moxly 2:0.
How visual can I build my apps?
Well, this point is also very easy to answer. Ionic is, as I said in the beginning, a framework and you have to write real code. With Moxly this is different, because it is a visual app builder, which is very easy to use. By dragging and dropping you can arrange widgets very quickly and also by the visualization with all the integrations, Moxly is far ahead of Ionic. Theming also goes visually with Moxly.
Now Moxly is in the lead again and it is 3:0.
It’s always important that an app is responsive and especially important with Ionic, which is designed to reach multiple platforms with one codebase. This is not supported by Moxly, which is not good in the realm of Ionic. That’s where things look different again with Ionic. There you can create Responsive Apps and websites.
After that, Ionic gets a point for the first time 3:1.
Community and help with problems
Ionic has been around longer than Moxly and therefore the community is much bigger. You will find solutions to problems much faster and if you don’t find one, you will get an answer to your own question much faster. This is not the case with Moxly. Here the probability is still very low that you will find solutions to a problem or even get answers to your own question.
To be fair, you won’t run into that many problems with Moxly, since it’s safely coded anyway, despite the few bugs. Still, it’s a problem because even with Ionic you’ll often look at UI designs that you won’t find with Moxly.
Ionic gets the point here too and it is now 3:2.
At the beginning, when we looked at it very superficially, it seemed that Moxly could keep up with Ionic, but in the end, Moxly still falls behind for professional application development.
If Moxly really wants to keep up with Ionic, he really may need the help of third-party developers who are very familiar with Ionic and who are willing to support Moxly’s development by creating new components without code based on Ionic.