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Creating Laravel Desktop Apps Part 1: Setup

takunda profile image Takunda Madechangu ・1 min read

Hello there? How are you? Ever wondered if it was possible to turn that lovely Laravel project of yours into a desktop app. Well this tutorial if for you.

I will show you guys how to turn a Laravel app into a desktop app. Lets dive in...

Step 1: Download Laravel Electron

If you want to turn Laravel into a Mac Desktop App, then type the following:

git clone https://github.com/blackgeneration/Laravel-Electron-For-MAC-OS.git

If you want to turn laravel into a Windows Desktop App, the type the following:

git clone https://github.com/laravelarticle/laravel-electron.git

Theses repos are almost the same except for a few differences(platform specific tweaks)

Step 2: Install Dependencies

Navigate into the project (cd folder_name) and install dependencies:

npm install OR yarn install

This will install all required dependencies...

Step 3: Run the project

To run the project simple type:

npm start OR yarn start

For MAC OS users preface these commands with sudo like this:

sudo npm start OR sudo yarn start

This should start your project successfully....

You should see something like

Laravel Version So and So
PHP Version So and So

:D

By the way the Laravel version used is 6 and PHP version is 7.2

Have fun!

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Camilo Payan

Cool! I just saw an interesting application that runs on Laravel and that I'd prefer not to host, so I'll check this out.

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