Compatibility Requirements

Before start, please refer to our system architecture to understand what we need to do to run the Kindie platform.

location / {
proxy_http_version 1.1;
proxy_redirect off;
proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
proxy_set_header Connection 'upgrade';
proxy_set_header Host $host;
#proxy_cache_bypass $http_upgrade;

With: 1137 is sails port.

Web servers

Install Node.js and npm Package Manager Node is supported on most major operating systems, including MacOS X, Windows, and many flavors of Linux. The website has pre-built installers for plenty of platforms, so you can just hop on over to the downloads section of and choose the one that’ll work for you. You can refer our article to install.

Install MongoDB Server

MongoDB is a general purpose, document-based, distributed database built for modern application developers and for the cloud era. No database makes you more productive. You can refer our article below to install:

Install RoboMongo

Robo 3T (formerly Robomongo) is the free, lightweight, open-source MongoDB GUI with an embedded mongo shell, real auto-completion, and support for MongoDB 4.0.

Code Editors

Here is a list of recommended code editors you need installing to start development:

    • Webstorm: This is commercial and one of the best IDEs for Javascript. To buy click here​

    • Atom Editor: A free and open-source tool with awesome features. Download here​

    • Visual Studio Code: This is another free IDE for JavaScript. Download here​

    • Nuclide: Is built as a single package on top of Atom to provide hackability and the support of an active community. Download here

You are required to download an IDE to open the project’s source code and start editing it. Many free IDEs are available for free and paid IDEs would definitely have extra features. We felt very comfortable with Visual Studio Code and it was used for building this project

Mobile Development

For Android:

You need to download Android Studio to build apps, to download Android Studio in your workstation, visit the following URL: Or use Genymotion, please also install the Genymotion free version from the following URL:

For iOS:

You need to download XCODE to build apps for iOS. To download XCODE in your Mac, visit the following URL: