Setting up a development environment

Before you create your first app, your environment must have the required components ready. These components ensure a smooth process of development, build and test. The default Ionic project folder is based on Cordova's. Therefore, you need the Ionic CLI to automatically add the correct platform (that is, iOS, Android, or Windows phone) and build the project. This will ensure all Cordova plugins are included properly. The tool has many options to run your app in the browser or simulator with live reload.

Getting ready

You need to install Ionic and its dependencies to get started. Ionic itself is just a collection of CSS styles, AngularJS components, and standard Cordova plugins. It's also a command-line tool ...

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