Quick Meteor Mobile App Tutorial

December 3, 2014

Meteor Todo App Screenshots

Meteor recently released version 1.0 so I decided to revisit deploying Meteor apps to iOS and Android. The last article showed how to deploy the default Meteor application, but this time I will be deploying the example todo app.

If you don’t have Meteor installed first open a terminal window and run

curl https://install.meteor.com | /bin/sh

If you already have Meteor installed ensure that you are using the latest version by running

meteor update

Next create a new project using the todo example and change to the new project directory

meteor create --example todos
cd todos

To build an app for iOS first you will need to install the latest version of Xcode.

Then add the package required to build an iOS app

meteor add-platform ios

Finally run the app on the iOS simulator

meteor run ios

The setup for building Android apps is a bit more involved. First you will need to install the Android SDK by running the command

meteor install-sdk android

This command will walk you through the steps necessary to get your environment setup properly.

Then add the platform by running

meteor add-platform android

Finally you can run the app in the Android Emulator

meteor run android

If you have any questions or feedback please share in the comment!

Steve Johnson

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