Ionic Framework is useful for building mobile apps like Android and iOS. This article will help you to install Node.js, Cordova and Ionic framework on your Linuxmint 19 and Linuxmint 18 system.


Step 1 – Prerequisites


First, use the following commands to install NPM and Node.js on your system. In below commands, the first command will install some required packages on the system. The second command will add PPA for node.js to your system.

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install nodejs


Step 2 – Install Cordova


Now use the following command to install Cordova on your system using npm command. It will install all other required node modules on your system.

sudo npm install -g cordova


Step 3 – Install Ionic on Linux Mint


Ionic provides and commands line utility for creating packages, build and start applications. Use NPM command to install the Ionic framework on your system.

sudo npm install -g ionic


After completing the installation of the Ionic framework, use the following command to check the installed version.

ionic -v


Step 4 – Create a Sample Application with Ionic


Now, You can create a new sample Ionic application on your system using the following command.

ionic start HelloWorld blank


Now use one of the following commands to enable iOS or Android platform. iOS platform will work on MacOS only.

ionic platform add ios
ionic platform add android


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