Install Appzard Offline

What is Appzard?

Appzard is a free and no-code App Builder which is made from app inventor sources. It provides the functionality to design and program the app by joining some blocks and implement some logic. It also has many ad components including Admob through which u can monetize the app without and problem and commission.

Previously i made a video about appzard giving the overview that its launched.

But after some days, Appzard server was down. Tomorrow i.e. 19 July 2021 appzard made an official announcement on its Telegram channel that appzard is going to be relaunched , but this time it will be launched in an offline version and u have to install it locally. So, today i am going to teach you that how can u install appzard offline. Also i am going to add a video for the same too.

Requirements:-

1- Your PC/Laptop must have at least 700 MB free, in order to be able to have all the required files for appzard downloaded correctly.
2- Your device OS must be either Linux or Windows, macOS is planned to be supported in the future, however, it’s not yet officially supported.
3- After this follow the steps to install Appzard on your machine

Step 1:- Installing Java JDK 8

Java is required in order to run appzard workspace locally, a JDK must be installed in your device.


To check if java is already installed on your computer, you can run java -version to verify the installation, if it reports java isn’t recognized, so you will need to install java on your device.


To install Java, you can either download the compressed JavaSE 8 for your platform officially from the oracle downloads , extract the files in the directory you prefer, or use the installer.

Then, create a new system environment variable name JAVA_HOME, with the value of the place where you installed the Java JDK (i.e: C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath ), then add an entry in the environment PATH variable with the value %JAVA_HOME%/bin to point to the JDK binaries. Now restart your terminal, or start a new terminal, and run java -version to verify the version.


Note: You must install Java 8, or otherwise the buildserver will not work correctly.

Now u can go with the further steps

Step 2:- Install Appzard CLI

To install appzard CLI, appzard offers a simple install script to run, in order to install Appzard offline, you can run this script by running:-

curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AppZard1/AppzardOffline/main/scripts/install.sh | bash

In gitbash / linux terminal, if everything goes correctly, you should get this output:-

$ curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AppZard1/AppzardOffline/main/scripts/install.sh | bash
Starting Appzard installation..
Downloading Appzard executable..

################################################################## 100.0%

Done!
Downloading Appengine java SDK..

################################################################## 100.0%

Done!
Downloading Build files..

################################################################## 100.0%

Done!
Downloading Buildserver files..

################################################################## 100.0%

Done!
Downloading Upgrade Script..

################################################################## 100.0%

Done!
Unpacking files..
Done!
Appzard has been successfully installed on your device! Please add this path: /c/Users/Username/.appzard/bin to your PATH environment variable, then run appzard -v to verify the installation.

As advised in the last line:


Appzard has been successfully installed on your device! Please add this path: /c/Users/Username/.appzard/bin to your PATH environment variable, then run appzard -v to verify the installation.

You will need to add appzard’s binaries path to your PATH variable.
In order for the appzard command to work, You might need to do some changes if you are a windows user in the path, to make it possible to add as a PATH variable entry, for example, this path: /c/Users/Username/.appzard/bin, would be c:\Users\Username\.appzard\bin, so in fact, you would need to change slashes, to windows backslashes (\), and change the disk name from a normal directory /c/ to a file scheme, i.e: C:\.
After you add the environment variable, run appzard -v, if it reports the latest version, so you are all done, you have installed Appzard Offline CLI 

Note: You must have an internet connection when installing appzard, to be able to download the files from the cloud, or otherwise it won’t work.

Step 3:- Starting Appzard

After you have successfully installed appzard on your PC/Laptop, you can make appzard CLI establish a new appzard local server, start a new terminal, then run:

appzard start

Starting the server should take 1/2 minutes, depending on your machine’s specs, when it reports: 

You are being redirected to appzard's local instance url, in case it doesn't start, please navigate manually to http://localhost:8888

So appzard has started successfully! You should have already been redirected to your browser on the http://localhost:8888, the appzard’s local server URL.

YAY!!! U have your own offline appzard instance now!

This tutorial is taken from here:-

https://community.appzard.com/t/how-to-install-appzard-offline/376?u=akshatrana

If you need more information you can go to appzard community.

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