Large websites using AngularJS
We have already reviewed AngularJS advantages that make it a great framework and today we’d like to share with you big AngularJS websites belonging to famous companies.
What is AngularJS and where is it used?
Advanced AngularJS techniques are used for creating ecommerce, entertainment and news websites. Web application development with AngularJS is becoming more and more widespread, as confirmed by data BuiltWith has gathered:
Below we show website examples belonging to companies from various industries using Angular.
Big sites built with AngularJS
In order to create infinite scrolling of search results developers used Angular together with RxJS extensions for reactive programming oriented towards change propagation.
Grid, image management system created by the newspaper developers, is also working with AngularJS. It stores 3 million images with 20 thousand of them being added daily. Just like many other companies supporting useful open source projects The Guardian made its image management system available on Github:
As for migrating to the latest AngularJS version (AngularJS version 2 release date: December 15, 2015), senior developer from The Guardian points out that new Angular version follows the current trends of web-technology development. All in all, current The Guardian website belongs to AngularJS best examples.
PayPal is another example of large websites using AngularJS. PayPal company owns online payments system available in 203 countries and territories and works with 26 currencies. AngularJS developers have used framework in PayPal Checkout system consisting of:
- Parent page
- Payment review page
- Adding credit card page
American cable and satellite channel The Weather Channel has launched its website far back in 1996. Nowadays, according to SimilarWeb, weather.com is most visited wether forecast site in the world. Its also one the big websites using AngularJS.
In 2014 the website has migrated to Drupal, content management system using Symfony2 components. weather.com uses a lot of widgets that should be loaded both for desktop and mobile versions of the website. Data for widgets is received using AngularJS modules located in a separate directory.
YouTube for PS3
Youtube is a video hosting and video sharing website owned by Google. It is estimated worth is $70 billion. Service has one billion users which equals to one third of people using Internet worldwide. YouTube is available on a lot of devices, including consoles produced by Sony. PS3 app was written using Angular JS framework:
Danish company Lego founded in 1932 decided to create an interactive poster builder to promote the launch of Star Wars Rebels mini-series. It’s not one of those Angularjs big projects, but it is still an Angular single page application with a unique purpose that is worth mentioning.
Developers working on this project decided to use pair programming technique that involves two people working on the code together. The first is a driver and does the actual coding and the second is a navigator who keeps an eye on the wider picture. They switch roles in a set periods of time. By using AngularJS application framework, Browserify task runner and LESS plugin they created quick and lightweight solution for promoting new company product.
Upwork and Freelancer
Both freelance platforms are quite popular:
- Number of freelancers: 10 million at Upwork and 18 million at Freelancer.
- Average amount of available projects: 3.6 million at Upwork and 4.4 million at Freelancer.
Both Upwork and Freelancer are sites using AngularJS:
Popular American low-cost airlines carrying 35 million people annually. performs 900 flights daily and carries passengers to 95 cities in the US, Caribbean and Latin America. Current version of jetBlue is an usesAngular website:
Microstock with royalty-free photos, illustrations, audio and video belongs to Getty Images. Main page of the stock website is an AngularJS website example:
Localytics is a service offering business analytics and marketing platform for mobile and web app owners. It is used by 6,000 companies, including Microsoft, The New York Times, Zipcar, HBO and The Weather Channel we featured above.
Localytics developers wanted to move it from Bakcbone to JS framework that offers more features out of the box. They favored AngularJS UI suite (collection of plugins) that helps to solve common UI related problems. Building a website with AngularJS allowed developers to reduce the amount of code comparing to the previous framework:
Top AngularJS websites above prove that this JS framework is suitable for creating complex solutions for various industries, from video hostings and entertainment websites to business analytics services and transportation companies.
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