Install Ionic Framework on Ubuntu, Debian & LinuxMint

Welcome! Ionic is a powerful HTML5 SDK that helps you build native-feeling mobile apps using web technologies like HTML, CSS, and Javascript.
Ionic is focused mainly on the look and feel, and UI interaction of your app. That means we aren't a replacement for PhoneGap or your favorite Javascript framework. Instead, Ionic simply fits in well with these projects in order to simplify one big part of your app: the front end. We recommend reading Where does the Ionic Framework fit in? to get a good understanding of Ionic's goals.
Ionic currently requires AngularJS in order to work at its full potential. While you can still use the CSS portion of the framework, you'll miss out on powerful UI interactions, gestures, animations, and other things.
We will be releasing Cordova/PhoneGap plugins in the future to expand the capabilities of your apps.
Inonic Framework is useful for buliding mobile apps like android and iOS.This article will help you to install NODE.JS, Cordova and Ionic framework on your system.
.1. Install Node.js
First use the following commands to install npm and nodejs on your system. In below commands first command will installed some required packages on system. Second command will add ppa for node.js to your system. After that update your all attached ppa and last command will install nodejs and npm on your system.
$ sudo apt-get install python-software-properties python g++ make
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nodejs

2. Install Cordova

Now use the following command to install Cordova on your system using npm command. It will install all other required node modules on your system.
$ sudo npm install -g cordova

3. Install Ionic Framework

Ionic provides and command line utility for creating packages, build and start applications. Use npm command to install Ionic framework on your system.
$ sudo npm install -g ionic
After completing installation of Ionic framework, use following command to check installed version.
$ ionic -v


4. Create Your Project

Now, You need to create a new Cordova project on your computer using following command.
$ ionic start HelloWorld blank
Now use one of the following command to enable iOS or Android platform. iOS platform will work on MacOS only.
$ ionic platform add ios
$ ionic platform add android

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