What is the best system configurations required to run ionic2?


#1

To develop app in IONIC 2 for browser, Android devices and for iOS devices what should be the best configurations required on mac?
Configurations like versions of different packages (like node, npm, xcode, android studio etc.) required to run ionic.


#2
  • NodeJS
  • NPM
  • XCode
  • Android SDK (No need for Android Studio)
  • I think you would need Java as well to compile and sign APK files

Also need to install ionic@beta and cordova NPM packages


#3

@ihadeed Thanks man.
I hope it will be fine if I have all of them at the latest release, especially nodeJS, npm, ionic@beta and cordova.


#4

Yeah that’s fine.

I just think NodeJS has to stay at the lastest LTS release (4.4 as of now), not their stable realases (5.9+).


#5

@ihadeed I have some trouble in running ionic app into iOS device from command line,
following is my node version details

\#-\>node --version
v5.3.0

Do you think this might be a problem?


#6

Not sure. I don’t have much experience with iOS development. But I would try to downgrade the node version and see what happens.

Usually when I run an iOS app on a real device I run ionic build ios then open the project with xcode (not the ionic project, your xcode project located in /platforms/iOS/AppName

If emulating then you just need to install ios-sim npm package and run command ionic run ios --emulator


#7

@ihadeed

Exactly, thats what my greatest problem now.

Usually when I run an iOS app on a real device I run ionic build ios then open the project with xcode (not the ionic project, your xcode project located in /platforms/iOS/AppName

So each time I do some code changes I have to do the iOS build, and open the xcode project from the /project/platform/ios/xcode project and give new bundle identifier name in the xcode window, and deploy into the device. :rolling_eyes:

Isn’t there a good solution around ?

I know its of the topic for this post, I was going to post it as new topic, thought just discuss here itself.


#8

From my experience I didn’t have to do that, I simple run ionic build ios then click on the play (run) button on xcode.

I have a feeling there is a better way to do it, but I’d leave that to the iOS development experts on the forums to answer.

It might be a good idea to edit the thread or create a new one. As most people will see this thread as resolved from the type/amount of context above.