Installation and Configuration

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Overview

You can now install the Digital App Builder on MacOS and Windows platform. The installation also includes prerequisites software installed during the first time installation and verified. You can install Java, Xcode, and Android Studio for adapter generation and previewing the app during development.

Installing on MacOS

  1. Download the .dmg (IBM.Digital.App.Builder-n.n.n.dmg, where n.n.n is the version number) from IBM passport advantage or from here.
  2. Double click on .dmg file to mount the installer.
  3. In the window that the installer opens, drag and drop the IBM Digital App Builder to the Applications folder.
  4. Double click the IBM Digital App Builder icon or executable to open the Digital App Builder.

    Note: When the Digital App Builder is installed for the first time, the Digital App Builder opens up the interface to install the prerequisite software.

    Installing Digital App Builder

  5. Click Start setup. This displays the license agreement screen.

    License Agreement screen

  6. Accept the license agreement and click Next. This displays the Install Pre-requisites screen.

    Note: A check is done to find if any of the prerequisites software is already installed and the status is displayed against each of them.

    Install Pre-requisites screen

  7. Click Install to setup the prerequisite software, if any of the prerequisites are in To be installed status.

    Install Pre-requisites screen

  8. After installing the prerequisite software, the Digital App Builder startup screen is displayed. Click Start building.

    Digital App Builder startup

  9. Optional - After installing the prerequisite software, the installer checks for JAVA as the Digital App Builder needs JAVA to work with your datasets.

    Note: You need to manually install JAVA, if not already installed. For installing Java, refer to Installing Java.

  10. Optional - The installer also checks for optional installation of Xcode (for previewing your app on iOS simulator during development, for MacOS only) and Android Studio (for previewing your Android app, for MacOS and Windows).

    Note: You need to manually install Xcode and Android Studio. For Cocoapods installation, refer to Using CocoaPods. For Android Studio installation, refer to Installing Android Studio.

Note: At any given point of time you can perform a Prerequisites Check to verify the installation is fine to develop your app. In case of any error, rectify the error and restart the Digital App Builder before creating an app.

Installing on Windows

Run the following commands from the command prompt opened in administrative mode:

  1. Download the .exe (IBM.Digital.App.Builder.Setup.n.n.n.exe, where n.n.n is the version number)) from IBM passport advantage or from here.
  2. Double click the Digital App Builder executable to install.

    Installing Digital App Builder

  3. Click Start setup. This displays the license agreement screen.

    License Agreement screen

  4. Accept the license agreement and click Next. This displays the Install Pre-requisites screen.

    Note: A check is done to find if any of the prerequisites software is already installed and the status is displayed against each of them.

    Install Pre-requisites screen

  5. Click Install to setup the prerequisite software, if any of the prerequisites are in To be installed status.

    Install Pre-requisites screen

  6. After installing the prerequisite software, the Digital App Builder startup screen is displayed. Click Start building.

    Digital App Builder startup

    Note: A short cut is also created in the Start > Programs in the desktop. The default installation folder is <AppData>\Local\IBMDigitalAppBuilder\app-8.0.2.

  7. Optional - After installing the prerequisite software, the installer checks for JAVA as the Digital App Builder needs JAVA to work with your datasets.

    Note: You need to manually install JAVA, if not already installed. For installing Java, refer to Installing Java.

  8. Optional - The installer also checks for optional installation of Xcode (for previewing your app on iOS simulator during development, for MacOS only) and Android Studio (for previewing your Android app, for MacOS and Windows).

    Note: You need to manually install Android Studio. For Android Studio installation, refer to Installing Android Studio.

Note: At any given point of time you can perform a Prerequisites Check to verify the installation is fine to develop your app. In case of any error, rectify the error and restart the Digital App Builder before creating an app.

Prerequisites Check

You can perform a prerequisites check by selecting Help > Prerequisites Check before developing an app.

Prerequisites Check

In case of any error, rectify the error and restart the Digital App Builder before creating an app.

Note: CocoaPods are required for MacOS only.

Last modified on June 20, 2019