Ionic took their platform to the next level in tooling.
Both provide CLI interface instead of bringing bunch of dependencies and configure build tools.
There is also differences between those tools, in this post we will focus on the
To start, let’s install
Ionic with Npm. In your command line:
$ npm install -g ionic
Now let’s create a new
Ionic app with the tabs template:
$ ionic start whatsapp tabs
Now inside the app’s folder, run:
$ npm install $ bower install
Let’s run this default app, in the command line:
$ ionic serve
to run inside browser, or:
$ ionic emulate
to run inside a simulator.
It is also recommended to exclude the
libs dir from git so irrelevant content won't be uploaded to github as we make progress with this tutorial. Just edit the
.gitignore file like so: