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Meteor tutorial - Part II - Building mobile applications

In my previous blog post, I have explained basics of meteor. In this tutorial I am going to add mobile support to the existing meteor application.

Installing mobile SDKs

Before going to start we need to install IOS and android SDKs (Software development kit). Here I am installing SDKs for iOS. Please keep in mind this is one time process.

For installing iOS SDKs, we need to invoke “meteor install-sdk ios”.


The same way you can install android SKDs by invoking “meteor install-sdk android” command.

Adding mobile platform support

I am using already created application called “myapp” and going to add iOS platform support by invoking a command “meteor add-platform ios”.


We can add android platform by invoking a command  “meteor add-platform android”.
Running application on mobile emulator
Once we add mobile platform then we can run our application by using real mobile device or emulator. I have added IOS platform to myapp already. Now I am going to run that application by using iPhone emulato…

Meteor tutorial - Part I

What is Meteor?

Meteor is a complete open source platform for building web and mobile application by using JavaScript. It is a combination of NodeJs, MongoDB and client side JavaScript.

Installing meteor

Meteor supports windows, linux and Mac operating systems. Invoke below command in terminal for installing meteor in mac operating system.


Check below link for installing meteor on other operating systems.
http://docs.meteor.com/#/basic/quickstart

Creating an application

The command “meteor create <<app_name>>” is used for creating new meteor application. I have created an app called “myapp” and will see how we can run the application.

Running an application

“meteor run” command is used for running meteor application. Internally it start a node js server and by default that will listen 3000 port number. Just make sure you are in project directory (myapp) before invoking run command.

' Other useful meteor commands

Meteor provides lot of useful commands for simplifying develop…