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Step 1 – Install Node.js and NPM
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. After that update, your all attached PPA and last command will install Node.js and NPM on your system.
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sudo apt-get install python-software-properties curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_8.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt-get install nodejs
Step 2 – Install Cordova with NPM
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 – Check Cordova Version
After successful installation of Cordova on your system, Use the following command to check Cordova version.
cordova --version 8.0.0
Step 4 – Create Application with Cordova
Use the cordova command to create your Application. Execute below command to create an application with name myapp. You can change the name on yours.
cordova create myapp
Now add the required platform in your application. This will create required files for the corresponding platform under the platforms/android and platforms/ios directories.
cordova platform add ios cordova platform add android
Use below command to list the installed and available platforms for Cordova application.
cordova platform -lsInstalled platforms: android 7.0.0 ios 4.5.4 Available platforms: browser ~5.0.1 osx ~4.0.1 windows ~5.0.0 www ^3.12.0
If you accidentally added any platform which you no longer needs, just remove that using commands like below.
cordova platform remove ios cordova platform remove android
Step 5 – Build Cordova Application
Before building a Cordova application, make sure that the system fulfills all the requirements for your build environment.
On all requirements completed successfully run the build command to build your application.
cordova build ## Build all added platforms cordova build android ## Build for specific platform