AppGyver Steroids command line interface

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AppGyver Steroids

AppGyver Steroids is PhoneGap on Steroids, providing native UI elements, multiple WebViews and enhancements for better developer productivity.

Installation and requirements




  • Xcode and command-line tools (Mac app store)
  • Git with homebrew or git Mac installer (if using the installer, remember to includ git in your $PATH)
  • Python 2.7 or greater (preinstalled on OS X Lion and newer)


  • Git
  • Python 2.7 or greater

Installing With Node Version Manager (for OS X and Linux)

We recommend installing with NVM, see it allows you to run multiple versions of node and does not require sudo at any point.

$ curl | sh

Note that by default NVM adds initialization lines to .bash_profile, so you need to make sure these lines are loaded.

To install node.js 0.10.x with nvm and set it as default:

$ nvm install 0.10
$ nvm use 0.10
$ nvm alias default 0.10

Now install Steroids globally with the -g flag:

$ npm install steroids -g

Note that some third-party npm packages might give warnings during the install project. These warnings shouldn't affect how the Steroids npm functions.


$ steroids create directory_name
$ cd directory_name
$ steroids connect

More usage information is available via

$ steroids usage


Steroids Developer Portal


Bugs, feedback

We want to get your feedback! Drop us a mail at

Testing npm

To run all unit tests:

$ npm test

To run unit tests without time-consuming Generator tests:

$ ./bin/test fast

To create a test app with all examples generated by $ steroids generate commands:

$ test/


We gladly accept pull requests! However, include only one feature or fix per one pull request. That way, it will be much easier to review and merge each one contribution.

To develop Steroids-npm locally:

  • Clone this repo and install its dependencies (npm install).
  • Create a symlink from /usr/local/bin/devroids to your development Steroids executable.
  • Use devroids as you would use steroids.
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