Building a desktop app with Ionic allows developers to reuse 100% of their code and ship a traditional desktop app while still having access to all the native device features, like push notifications. This guide assumes familiarity with Electron, and does not go into "how" to build an electron app. For that, check out the official Electron guide.
This guide is for frontend apps that based on Angular + Ionic, officially available from Ionic Docs.
There are two hard requirements for publishing an app on the macOS app store
- Latest version of Xcode
- An active developer account ($100 through Apple's developer portal)
The Electron team has a detailed guide on how to publish an app for macOS. Please review the docs here.
There are two hard requirements for publishing an app on the Windows app store
- Windows 10 with Anniversary Update (released August 2nd, 2016)
- The Windows 10 SDK, download here
- electron-windows-store CLI
electron-windows-store can be installed via npm:
npm install -g electron-windows-store
Like macOS, Electron has a detailed guide on how to publish an app for Windows. Please review the docs here.