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How to Install the Ionic Framework on Top of Cordova in Windows

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How to Install the Ionic Framework on Top of Cordova in Windows

This simple guide provides the steps and commands to install the Ionic hybrid app development framework on top of Cordova in Windows.

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As we are aware, a lot of frameworks are used to create hybrid mobile applications. Here, I am going to explain the installation of the Ionic framework. Please follow the below steps for installation:

  1. Make sure you have an up-to-date version of Node.js installed on your machine. If you don't have Node.js installed, install it from the link here.

  2. Open the command prompt and verify the Node.js version by using the command node -v.

  3. To install Cordova and Ionic, use - npm install -g cordova ionic

  4. Make sure to install the latest version of JDK and Android Studio IDE for Android development.

  5. To create a new project, use  - ionic start projectname template.

  6. Inside the project folder, you can add Android/iOS platform based on your development using the command - ionic cordova platform add android

  7. After these code changes are done, you can generate the required .apk file with the command  - ionic cordova build android.

  8. Once the .apk file is generated successfully, you deploy the file on a real device and do the testing, or you can test it as a web application using a browser.

  9. To run it in a browser, use  - ionic serve.

  10. To run it on a device, use  - ionic cordova run android --device.

Finally, play with Ionic!

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mobile ,mobile app development ,hybrid ,ionic

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