In order to use Monaca Cloud IDE, all you need are a stable Internet connection and a latest Google Chrome browser. You may also need to have a smart mobile device to test your applications. To speed up your app development, we highly recommend you to install Monaca Debugger app on your mobile device. It allows you to test your apps instantly on your device without building/installing everytime you make changes to the code.
For the corresponding OS of each tool of Monaca, please see the Supported Environment page.
You can control permissions of any features in an application by using
<uses-permission> element inside the
AndroidManifest.xml file. For more information, please refer to Android Configuration File.
Monaca is a browser-based IDE. Therefore, as long as you have a computer with a valid web browser (Google Chrome) and a stable Internet connection, you can develop iOS apps with Monaca.
However, when developing iOS apps, you are required to join Apple Developer Program. Moreover,
in order to publish your apps to the App Store, you need to submit your
application file (
*.ipa) via Application Loader which is only available
on a Mac.
Fortunately, it’s possible to upload your application file directly from Monaca Cloud IDE using Monaca Upload Feature. In this case, you don’t need a Mac at all to either create or publish iOS apps with Monaca.
Monaca Cloud IDE is fully supported on Google Chrome browser. You may be able to open it on other browsers but various errors might happen. For this reason, we highly recommend to only use Monaca Cloud IDE on Google Chrome browser.
When using Live Preview, you should be aware of the the following limitations:
Access-Control-Allow-OriginHeader (i.e., Cross-Origin Ajax Request is permitted).
Project archiving is only available for paid users. For more information, please refer to Pricing page.
In order to enable Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS), you just need to add the following header into a CORS response:
Moreover, to permit a URL which your app and debugger are allowed to get resources from, you can make configuration either using
If Monaca Cloud IDE is not working properly, please try the following recommendations:
Your projects may be automatically archived. This automation occurs when
a Basic (Free) plan user is inactive for more than
180 days. Several
emails will be sent to remind the user before the archiving process is
In order to restore the archived projects, please subscribe to a paid plan and ask our Support team to restore them.
Unfortunately, it’s impossible to upload a plugin bigger than
200 MB on
Monaca Cloud IDE. However, it is possible to import the plugin while
building instead. In order to import the plugin while building, please
do as follows:
Import Cordova Plugindialog.
Specify URL or Package Nameoption.
The following message may be displayed on Monaca Cloud IDE.
Due to the security features added in Google Chrome version 79, if you enter a password that has already been leaked, you may see the above message. The password you entered may have been leaked, so we recommend that you change it to a new password.