Installing @nativescript/capacitor

  1. Follow the Ionic Getting Started Guide

  2. Follow the Capacitor Getting Started Guide

NOTE: This is for Capacitor 3 which is also in beta right now, use next:

npm install @capacitor/cli@next @capacitor/core@next @capacitor/android@next @capacitor/ios@next

// build at least once before adding platforms
npm run build 

npx cap add android
npx cap add ios

npx cap sync
  1. npm i @nativescript/capacitor

You can now make changes to anything in src/nativescript.

Then import the native object with import { native } from '@nativescript/capacitor'; into your Ionic web codebase to access it all.

// After making changes anywhere, build the latest of your web *and* nativescript changes with:
npm run build:mobile

// Then sync with capacitor before running on iOS or Android
npx cap sync
  1. Enjoy 🎉


Before installing, ensure you have:

  • Followed both the Ionic and Capacitor getting started guides above. Ensure you're using Capacitor 3 beta with:
npm install @capacitor/cli@next @capacitor/core@next @capacitor/android@next @capacitor/ios@next
  • Run npx cap init once as mentioned in the Ionic/Capacitor docs.

  • Run npm run build at least once which generates the output needed to be able to add the Capacitor mobile platforms.

  • Run npx cap add ios and/or npx cap add android to create the Capacitor platforms.

  • You can now install @nativescript/capacitor successfully.