Create your Vonage Application

In this step you will create a Vonage Application capable of in-app Chat communication use cases.

NOTE: This is the Vonage application project that allows client application to use Vonage backend.

1. Create your project directory if you've not already done so.

mkdir vonage-tutorial

2. Change into the project directory.

cd vonage-tutorial

3. Create a Vonage application by copying and pasting the command below into terminal.

nexmo app:create "App to App Chat Tutorial" --capabilities=rtc --keyfile=private.key  --rtc-event-url=https://example.com/

A file named .nexmo-app is created in your project directory and contains the newly created Vonage Application ID and the private key. A private key file named private.key is also created.

Please make a note of the Application ID as you'll need it in the future.

NOTE: An application can be also created using the CLI's interactive mode.

NOTE: For more details on how to create an application and various available application capabilities please see our documentation.

NOTE: You can also obtain information about your application, including the Application ID, in the Dashboard.