RE: What are the new features included in Ionic2?
What’s New in Ionic 2?
Here are few significant changes to Ionic in version 2 and also the new features and tools that were introduced in Ionic 2.
Ionic 1 was built with only hybrid mobile apps in mind. But Ionic 2 is built to support progressive web apps and Electron apps as well. This means that you can now build not only Ionic apps that run inside the Cordova environment but also progressive web apps, which use modern web features to deliver an app-like experience to users.
Angular 2 and TypeScript:
Ionic 2 now uses Angular 2 for templating and application logic. This means that developers will have to learn the new Angular 2 syntax before they can become productive at creating Ionic 2 apps.