Monaca CLI is one of the local development environments which can be used to develop Monaca apps locally. Monaca CLI provides command line interface for using Monaca Cloud from your local PC. You can create new local projects, import or clone existing projects from Monaca Cloud to your local PC and start developing Monaca apps with any editors you prefer. Monaca CLI allows you to debug your app with inspector integration and remote build your projects without any setups locally.

Before getting started with this tutorial, you will need the following:

  • install Monaca CLI with the following command (read more).

    $ npm install -g monaca
  • [optional] have a smart mobile device (either iOS or Android) if you want to test on a real device.