The Capacitor workflow involves a few consistent tasks:
1. Develop and build your Web App
Capacitor turns your web app into a native binary for each platform. Thus, much of your work will consist of developing and then building a mobile-focused web app.
As a final step you will build your application using a command similar to
npm run build
If you are using a framework, follow your framework's build process.
If for example you are using Ionic, this would be
2. Copy your Web Assets
When you are ready to run your app natively on a device or in a simulator, copy your built web assets using
npx cap copy
3. Open your Native IDE
Capacitor uses the Native IDEs to build, simulate, and run your app. To open it run
npx cap open
4. Periodic Maintenance
Your Capacitor app needs periodic maintenance, such as updating dependencies and installing new plugins.
To update your app's dependencies, run
npx cap update
To install new plugins (including Cordova ones), run
npm install really-cool-plugin npx cap update