Part 1: Starting a Project

Step 1: Logging into Monaca

  1. Login to Monaca.
  2. Enter your Monaca account information.

Step 2: Creating a New Project

After successfully signing in, you will be redirected to the Monaca Dashboard. You are now ready to create your first Monaca project! Let’s do the following:

  1. From the Monaca Dashboard, you can choose Create Project or Import to create a new Monaca project. If you select Create Project, you can create a new project based on various templates or from scratch. On the other hand, if you choose Import, you can create a new project from an existing Cordova/Monaca project in a number of different ways such as:

    Import Project Dialog
    Create Project Dialog

  2. For this tutorial, we will choose the Create Project option. In the Create Project dialog, under Sample Applications, select the jQuery TODO App template by clicking on its Create New button.

  3. Simply click on the Make Project button.

  4. You will then see your newly created project listed under the Online tab of the Dashboard.

Step 3: Previewing a Project

Monaca Cloud IDE allows you to preview your project through a Preview window without any real devices.

Some functionalities of applications might not be previewed properly because the Preview window has several limitations on Ajax requests, Cordova plugin APIs, etc. For the full list of limitations, please refer to Usage and Limitation of Live Preview .
  1. From the Monaca Dashboard, open the project we just created. Then, Monaca Cloud IDE will be opened. The Preview window is at the right side of the IDE by default.

  2. Try adding some TODO items in the Preview window.

Step 4: Editing a Project

All editable files are listed under www/ folder.
  1. From the File Tree panel, choose a file to edit. Let’s make some changes in the index.html file using the code editor. For example, change the title of the app to something else.

  2. Save the changes, then you will be able to see the updates instantly in the Preview window. Feel free to edit the project as you wish. For a more detailed explanation about this template, please refer to jQuery TODO App.

For more information regarding the code editor in Monaca Cloud IDE, please refer to Code Editor .