Installing Ionic

If you’ve installed the needed prerequisites from the previous section, then in order to install Ionic (both on Mac and Windows) you just have to run the following command:

npm install ionic cordova -g

Ionic uses [Cordova](https://cordova.apache.org/) in the background for packaging up the native app, thus the need for it. We’re using the **-g** flag here, in order to install the packages **ionic** and **cordova**.

To verify that you’ve installed Ionic correctly on your Windows/Mac machine, run the following command in your Command prompt/Terminal:

ionic -v

You should get an output similar to:

3.4.0

To verify that you’ve installed Cordova correctly on your Windows/Mac machine, run the following command in your Command prompt/Terminal:

cordova -v

You should get an output similar to:

7.0.1

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