Setting up your local development environment
The easiest way to get started with local development is to use
docker-compose up. This will start a postgres container, our web frontend, an API server, and our content fetching microservice.
Requirements for development
Running the web and API services
1. Start docker-compose
git clone https://github.com/omnivore-app/omnivore
This will start postgres, initialize the database, and start the web and api services.
2. Open the browser
http://localhost:3000 and confirm Omnivore is running
3. Login with the test account
During database setup docker-compose creates an account
http://localhost:3000/ in your browser and choose
Continue with Email to login.
If you want to work on just the frontend of Omnivore you can run the backend services with docker compose and the frontend locally:
docker-compose up api content-fetch
cp .env.template .env
Running the puppeteer-parse service outside of Docker
To save pages you need to run the
1. Install and configure Chromium
brew install chromium --no-quarantine
export CHROMIUM_PATH=`which chromium`
2. Navigate to the service directory, setup your env file, and install dependencies
cp .env.example .env
3. Start the service
This will start the puppeteer-parse service on port 9090.
In your browser go to
http://localhost:3000/home, click the
Add Link button, and enter a URL such as
You should see a Chromium window open and navigate to your link. When the service is done fetching your content you will see it in your library.