Getting Started

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Step 1. Install NodeJS (with npm)

While Meteor comes with its own Node and NPM applications built in, you need to install maka-cli globally, and for that you need a system installed NodeJS module. So head on over to NodeJS and install the stable version

Step 2. Install Maka-CLI

Now that you have that setup, next you need to install maka-cli using npm:

For the Free and Open Source version, you may install maka-cli using:

 npm i -g maka-cli@latest 

For the pro version, you may install maka-cli using:

 npm i -g @maka/maka-cli@latest 

For the pro version, if you have your account, you may login now with

 maka login

Step 3. Install Meteor


Meteor has released an installer on NPM for installing MeteorJS on Windows. It's still in beta, but it looks promising.Official Meteor Installer

You can also try out the Maka Insatller:

 maka install meteor

Step 4. Create App

After you've installed maka-cli, lets just kick the tires and make a quick application. Find a comfortable place on your development machine to issue the create command and make a new Meteor application.

 maka create KickTiresApp 

Step 5. Run App

Lets test that new KickTiresApp by running it. Drop into the KickTiresApp directory and run maka.


Step 6. View App

If all goes well, you should see in your command line or terminal the following output:

Maka output

Open up your browser and head on over to that port and you should see your app running:

New app running in browser