Step 1: Hello World

Hello World: your first Mobile hybrid App

Step 1: Install Wakanda

First, download and install Wakanda Community Edition

Now we can start our HelloWorld project.

Step 2: Choose your template

We can choose the components we want in our app amoung mobile front, web front and back-end.

In this example we are going to create a Hello World for an Android app with Ionic2

WARNING: -You need to use Angular2 to create an app with Ionic2, but you don’t need any Angular2 knowledge for this Hello World. It works the same way with an other template.

To do that, we’re going to launch the studio and click on “Create a new solution”:

Which opens the template selection page:

The structure of your future projects depends on the template you choose.

For our mobile Hello World, we just need a mobile front-end, with the Ionic2 blank template.

Now, at the root of your project, you have 2 folders:

  • HelloWorldMobile: where you can access your solution settings, logs and directory.
  • Mobile: where you’ll find all your front-end files to develop and build your mobile app.

In your Mobile: folder, you can find the classical Ionic2 project file structure More info here.:

That’s where we are going to work for this Hello World

Step 3: Check for dependencies

Mobile apps are based on AngularJS, Ionic and Cordova.

For mobile apps, you need to check for any missing dependencies. Go in the main menu (Help > Wakanda Troubleshooting) and choose Mobile and then Android.

Here you can see that Homebrew, Apache and Android SDK are missing. Everything is explained there: why I need them, and how to install them.

Step 4: Code and preview

Once all your dependencies are checked you can preview your app.

Just click on your project, and then on “Run”.

TIPS:

  • The first click on Run opens the mobile preferences. You can access it later in (Run>_Mobile_Preferences)
  • You can choose on which OS you want to run your mobile app, and the way you want to visualise it: Preview, Emulator or Device

In themobilefolder, srcis the classical ionic2 project’s structure.

Let’s add a change in the home page for this HelloWorld :

  • In mobile/src/pages/home/home.html,replace:
<h2>Welcome to Ionic!</h2>

with:

<h2>Hello Wakanda newbie!</h2>
  • To make it more visual, change the home page background color in its style’s file mobile/src/pages/home/home.scss by adding:
.scroll-content {
  background-color::#00d5ac
} 

TIPS:

  • You can split your screen, and moove tabs to make it easier to work with.

The preview is automatically reloaded after each saving.

Step 5: Run on emulator

Now you can run your app on the Android emulator.

In Run dropdown, go in mobile preferences, select Emulate, for Android.

Step 6: Run on device

Make sure you have USB debugging enabled.

Wakanda Studio automatically detects supported device when connected to the USB port. In Run dropdown, go in mobile preferences, select Device, for Android.

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