Salesforce Mobile SDK and Ionic - Adding ios Platform

Salesforce Mobile SDK and Ionic - Adding ios Platform

Salesforce Mobile SDK and Ionic - Adding ios Platform

Brett M. Nelson - Monday, July 31, 2017

Since we are having problems with our app on Android but have verified that our logic works using a proxy server we should try it on the other mobile platform to see if it behaves the same.  That means, time to move development to a Mac.

I'm just going to assume you have npm installed and have already installed the appropriate global libraries (hint: npm install -g ionic forceios forcedroid cordova)

Clone the Repo

The get our code we will need to clone it from

You don't have to clone it there is an option to download it if you are git averse

Once you have the code you should run npm install to repopulate your node_modules folder with the required libraries.

Add ios Platform

With the code base ready add ios platform.

Add ios

ionic cordova platform add ios

Now we will need to remove the Salesforce Mobile SDK plugin and re-add it.

Remove Salesforce Mobile SDK

cordova plugin remove com.salesforce

Add Salesforce Mobile SDK

cordova plugin add --force

The --force is so that if there is a second plugin that is installed that modifies the same values of the config the Salesforce Mobile SDK will overwrite them.

Before we can run the app we will need to run npm run build followed by cordova prepare or since you downloaded the repo from you can use the npm run dev command that does both actions.

After that you should be able to open up platforms/ios/Ionic Contacts.xcodeproj in xcode and try running it.

Run It

We should be able to run it now.

It Works!

It Works!


Now that we have ios working we can take a look at how to access the debug console for our app next time.

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