Welcome to the Ionic v1 getting started guide! Looking for our v2 getting started guide? Head over here.
These three simple steps will have you building high-quality mobile apps in minutes. For a more in-depth overview, watch our Crash Course video, or take our free online Ionic and Angular course, Appcamp.
First, install Node.js 6.x LTS. Then, install the latest Cordova and Ionic command-line tools in your terminal (read our Terminal tutorial if you're new to the command line!). Follow the Android and iOS platform guides to install required tools for iOS and Android development.
Create an Ionic project using one of our ready-made app templates, or a blank one to start fresh.
ionic start myApp blank --type ionic1
ionic start myApp tabs --type ionic1
ionic start myApp sidemenu --type ionic1
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.
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