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.
After installing node.js run this command in your terminal (command prompt) to install ionic
$ npm install -g cordova ionic
Start a project
Ionic provide ready made templates to create basic app.
There are two types of templates available
2. Side Menu
To create app with default tabs run this command
$ ionic start myApp tabs
Here myApp is the name of the app.
To create app with side menu run this command
$ ionic start myApp sidemenu
If you don’t want to use their default template then you can also create an empty app by using following command
$ ionic start myApp blank
Testing you app in browser
Navigate to your project folder
cd myApp ionic serve
ionic serve will start the node server
Testing you app in emulator or device
$ cd myApp $ ionic platform add android $ ionic build android $ ionic emulate android