When we started to build web applications with AngularJS over two years ago it was just a promising JS framework with growing community of volunteer developers, used mainly by its biggest supporters. Created mostly for single page apps and using MVC (model-view-controller) it offered a good separation between presentation, data and processing.
In 2010, Angular started to be supported by Google.
The risk was that being developed by such giant Angular could share the faith of hundreds of frameworks used only in one or two internal applications like Google Fi, Google Fiber or Google Express. What happened in reality must have amazed many sceptics.
Angular’s popularity skyrocketed and hasn’t reached its peak now, which can be showed by the number of search results presented by Google. And not only that. According to builtwith.com companies like Godaddy, Wallmart, NY Times, Netflix and YouTube are among many others using Angular on their sites.
The whole report is available on Google Trends
In this article, I’m going to present 7 exemplary apps built with AngularJS framework. Many more are coming to light every month, but these 7 show that there’s still a lot of potential in the framework that was nothing more than a side project a few years ago.
Netflix decided to use Angular in its tool for analyzing and monitoring security of Amazon Web Services. While the backend is written in Python and Flask, data presentation is managed with AngularDart.
AngularDart brings the proven Angular philosophy of testable, succinct web development to Dart making it even easier to build apps that scale and embrace modern web platform features such as Shadow DOM or Web Components.
Real and true reviews from customers of online shops and websites. Collects positive reviews and complaints to help customers all over the world make better online shopping choices. Frontend build with AngularJS.
In one of his blog articles Vicente Reig Rincón de Arellano from New Relic admitted that the Business Engineering team at New Relic chose AngularJS for internal applications (both to build and maintain them). The reason behind that is that Angular lets you easily build rich and scalable user interfaces great for backoffices and user panels.
Youtube on PS3
This may not be surprising as Youtube is owned by Google. Still it shows that Google invests in Angular and wants it to become ubiquitous not only in traditional browsers but also on platforms such as Play Station.
News and politics. Even cable channels couldn’t resist Angular’s charms and started to use the framework. Here you can see one owned by NBCUniversal News Group.
10 billion displays a month and AngularJS frontend? Why not? VEVO proves it provides over 150 thousand music videos available to whoever wants to have their music in the palm of their hand. VEVO is available in browsers, smartphone applications, consoles and SmartTV.
Matt Jibson’s RSS reader powered by Go and AngularJS. Alternative to Google Reader closed on July 1st 2013 and profitable from the start. At first only browser-based, now available also on Google Apps.
It’s just a fraction of what Angular has to offer for big companies and small yet ambitious startups.
You can find a lot more on Angular’s official site. More and more projects being added to the list show that Angular is on its rise and it shouldn’t change anytime soon.
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