WHAT IS A CAPACITOR? IONIC CAPACITOR INSTALLATION | HOW TO RUN IONIC APPLICATION ON ANDROID

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Hello All, Previously, We had discussed Ionic Cordova applications. Now, We have to move one step ahead and learn about capacitors. In this topic, we will discuss What is a capacitor? How to install & create an Ionic capacitor application on windows? How to run ionic capacitor application on android device? So, let’s start with Capacitor.

What is Capacitor?

The capacitor helps us to run Web applications natively on Android, IOS & Web. Capacitor. It works like Cordova. Most of the Cordova plugins are supported by Capacitor. It’s developed & maintain by Ionic.

Ionic Capacitor Android Application Installation Steps

Before Installing the Ionic We need to make sure that following software’s are already Installed on your Windows machine

Prerequisite Software’s

  • Android Studio
  • Node JS
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Java JDK

How to Install Ionic on Windows machine?

npm install -g ionic@latest

Create Ionic capacitor project

ionic start <application_name> blank --type="angular" --capacitor

Add platform (Android) to Ionic capacitor project

ionic capacitor add android

Build Ionic capacitor project

ionic build

Serve Ionic capacitor project

ionic serve

How to run Ionic capacitor application on android device?

  • Connect Android device to machine
  • Make sure your developer mode is enabled on device
  • Build the application using command -> ionic build
  • Sync application using command -> npx cap sync
  • Open Android studio with command -> npx cap open android
  • Select connected device in Android studio, If device not appear in list, Write command -> adb devices
  • Finally, Run the application.

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