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Cross-platform (xplat) tools for Nx workspaces

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xplat is an added value pack for Nx which provides additional app generators and optional supporting architecture for different platform/framework combinations.

Currently supported platforms

  • Electron

    Build cross platform desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

  • Ionic

    Build amazing apps in one codebase, for any platform, with the web.

  • NativeScript

    Build rich iOS and Android apps with direct access to native api's from JavaScript directly.


npx create-nx-workspace@latest

At the prompts:

What to create in the new workspace

choose apps

npm i @nstudio/xplat -D

You are now ready to create apps:

nx g app

NOTE: If you encounter any issue, you can try creating an Nx workspace with version specified, for example:

npx create-nx-workspace@14.1.7

App generation examples

The additional app generators can be used as follows:


Electron app generator can use any web app in the workspace as it's target.

If you don't have a web app yet, create one first:

nx g app sample

choose web

You can now use the web app as the Electron target:

nx g app desktop --target=web-sample

choose electron

Develop with:

npm run start.electron.desktop


nx g app sample

choose ionic

Develop in browser with:

nx serve ionic-sample

Build Ionic app:

nx build ionic-sample

A. Capacitor iOS - Prepare for development

npm run prepare.ionic.sample.ios

You can now open in Xcode for further development:

npm run open.ionic.sample.ios

B. Capacitor Android - Prepare for development

npm run prepare.ionic.sample.android

You can now open in Android Studio for further development:

npm run open.ionic.sample.android


nx g app mobile

choose nativescript

A. iOS

nx run nativescript-mobile:ios

B. Android

nx run nativescript-mobile:android



Recommended extra tooling

Example repos for different scenarios



npm i @nstudio/electron

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