CLI Installation

The easiest way to create an Equo application is by using the Equo command-line tool. The Equo CLI is the preferred starting point, as it offers a wide range of development tools and help options along the way. It is also the main way to connect it to other services, such as the Equo App Manager.

Download the Equo CLI

There is no need to download any external library or tool to use the Equo CLI. Downloading the Equo CLI is enough to have it working. To download the Equo CLI execute the following commands in your terminal:

Windows (PowerShell)
Start-BitsTransfer -Source -Destination C:\Users\$env:UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps\equo.exe
curl -L | tar -xz && sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/bin && sudo install equo /usr/local/bin
curl -L | tar -xz  && sudo install equo /usr/local/bin

Make sure that the Equo CLI executable file is added to your operating system path so that it can be used globally.

Create an Application

An Equo application can be created by using one of the pre-built application templates, or a blank one to start fresh. The four most common starters are the blank starter, the web wrapper starter, the navigation starter, and the tabs starter. To start an Equo application from scratch (blank starter) execute the following command:

equo create application_name

The above command generates a basic empty application skeleton that boost the development of your Equo application. Please refer to the Creating an Application section for a detailed explanation on how to create an application.

Run the Application

The generated Equo application can be easily ran by using the following command:

equo run ./path_to_the_app_root_folder