meteor Electrify - Compiling Meteor as a Locally Installable App Installing Electrify for a Meteor application


Electron ports HTML web applications to native applications for a range of devices, including creating native desktop applications. It's also very easy to get started!

To begin, we must have electron, nodejs, npm, git and meteor installed. Familiarity with these tools is vital for working with Meteor, so make sure you know about these things first.


npm install -g electrify
  • electron is what we're using! Read more here.
  • electrify is a tool for packaging Meteor apps. Read mode here.

Other requirements for installing and using Electrify with Meteor


curl | sh

There are many ways to install Meteor, see here.

  • meteor is the JavaScript framework we'll be using for building our application. It provides us with a lot of coding simplifications for some rather conceptually hard problems in web applications; its simplicity has been noted as useful for prototypical projects. Read more here.


apt-get install nodejs build-essentials

There are many ways to install, depending on your OS. Find out which way you need here.

  • nodejs is the package for Node.js, which is a Javascript environment for running JavaScript on the server side. Read more here.


npm should be bundled with the nodejs installation. Check it is by running the command npm -v after installing nodejs.

  • npm is the Node Package Manager. It's a huge collection of open source modules that you can easily add into your Node projects. Read more here.