Opening Your Dev Server to the Public
At some point you may want to show someone else the project you’ve been working on. Fortunately, there is a simple CLI tool to accomplish this. Ngrok creates a tunnel to your dev server and (by default) generates a hexadecimal internet address on the ngrok server to offer to your clients or anyone special you’d like to show your work to.
Opening a dev server to the public constitutes security risks. Be absolutely cautious when using tools like this. This tip is not intended for the general public.
When you’ve finished with your demonstration or testing, make sure to stop ngrok. This will prevent any unwanted access of your computer through ngrok.
Download and install ngrok here.
(Please note that the ngrok executable file does not need to be placed in or run from inside your cordova folder. When on a mac it’s best to place the ngrok executable file inside
/usr/local/binto be able to run it globally.)
Start your Dev server
$ quasar dev
Create your ngrok connection
$ ngrok http 8080
# In case your development server doesn't run on port 8080 you need to change the number to the correct port
ngrok shows the url in the command line when it started.
Tunnel Status online
Web Interface http://127.0.0.1:4040
Forwarding http://92832de0.ngrok.io -> localhost:8080
Forwarding https://92832de0.ngrok.io -> localhost:8080
Connnections ttl opn rt1 rt5 p50 p90
0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Please be careful as the ‘Forwarding’ URL will be accessible to anyone until this connection is closed again.
When running ngrok, visit
http://localhost:4040 to inspect the traffic.
This tool allows for custom domains, password protection and a lot more. If you require further assistance, please refer to the ngrok docs for more information.