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Introduction

Welcome to the Ionic Platform Documentation!

The Ionic Platform offers a range of powerful, hybrid-focused mobile backend services and tools to make it easy to scale beautiful, performant hybrid apps, at a rapid pace. [block:callout] { "type": "danger", "body": "We've built out most of our foundation and expect to push out fewer and fewer changes that will require active updates on your behalf, but we are still introducing new features and tweaks to existing functionality. This is why we don't recommend actively using anything in a production app *unless* you are fully aware that things could break and may require updates for continued use.\n\nOne notable exception is the way we handle the platform configuration. You ***should*** expect this to change before we move to a production status.", "title": "Beta Notice" } [/block] [block:api-header] { "type": "basic" } [/block] ## Ionic Framework Before you can really get started with the Ionic Platform, you need to have the [Ionic Framework](http://ionicframework.com/docs/guide/installation.html) installed. If this is your first time working with Ionic, we recommend following the Ionic Framework's [getting started](http://ionicframework.com/getting-started/) guide. ## Getting Help Please take the time to read through our documentation before doing anything, but if you find yourself stuck somewhere along the way or have feedback you'd like to give us, please feel free to open an issue on our [issues repo](https://github.com/driftyco/ionic-platform-issues/issues). Additionally, your Ionic Platform account allows you to post on the [forum](http://forum.ionicframework.com), if that's more your style. ## Get Started To start using the Ionic Platform, the first thing you'll need to do is create an account. Head over to the [sign-up](https://apps.ionic.io/signup) page to create your account, so we can get started. Once you've got an account, you can move on to learning to [set up](doc:io-install) your first app.