Software Requirements

This software is required to use App Studio and Appkit to develop, build, and deploy search apps.

Software Version and Notes


A version of Appkit is included in each App Studio release. Appkit is also released independently. For information about upgrading an app to use a later version of Appkit, see link:/how-to/upgrade-appkit.html [Upgrade Appkit in existing apps].

Oracle Java 8 JDK or above

Download and install the Oracle Java SE JDK 8 or newer for Windows or Linux (it comes pre-installed on Macs).

Node.js 8 or above

Download and install Node.js 8 or above.


The npm package manager is included with Node.js.