Start building with Ionic!
Follow these quick steps and start building high-quality mobile apps in minutes. For a more indepth overview, watch our Crash Course video, which covers everything else you’d want to know.
First, install Node.js 4 (Node 5 does not work at the moment!). Then, install the latest Cordova and Ionic command-line tools. Follow the Android and iOS platform guides to install required platform dependencies.
Note: iOS development requires Mac OS X. iOS simulator through the Ionic CLI requires the ios-sim npm package, which can be installed with the command sudo npm -g install ios-sim.
$ npm install -g cordova ionic
Start a project
Create an Ionic project using one of our ready-made app templates, or a blank one to start fresh.
$ ionic start myApp blank
$ ionic start myApp tabs
$ ionic start myApp sidemenu
Use the Ionic tool to build, test, and run your apps (or use Cordova directly). Make sure to substitute ios with android to build for Android.
Then, try Ionic View to share your apps with testers and clients, or to easily test on new devices.
$ cd myApp
$ ionic platform add ios
$ ionic build ios
$ ionic emulate ios