Configure your prerequisites
There are a few prerequisites that you need to complete before you can work through this tutorial. If you've already completed any of them, feel free to skip that step.
If you want to carry out tasks such as creating applications, purchasing Vonage numbers and so on, you will need to install the Vonage CLI. As the Vonage CLI requires
node.js you will need to install
To make sure
node.js is installed, please run the following command in the terminal:
The Vonage CLI allows you to carry out many operations on the command line. Examples include creating applications, purchasing numbers, and linking a number to an application.
To install the CLI with NPM run:
npm install -g @vonage/cli
Set up the Vonage CLI to use your Vonage API Key and API Secret. You can get these from the settings page in the Dashboard.
Run the following command in a terminal, while replacing
API_SECRET with your own:
vonage config:set --apiKey=API_KEY --apiSecret=API_SECRET
The Vonage CLI allows you to install plugins to add additional capabilities. For this tutorial you will need the Conversations plugin.
To install the plugins, run the following commands:
vonage plugins:install @vonage/cli-plugin-conversations
To create an iOS app, you will need to install Xcode from the Mac App Store first.
Creating an iOS chat appCreate a iOS application that enables users to message each other