Quick start

This tutorial is designed to quickly get you started with developing a Mini Program quickly.

You can see the whole lifecycle of a mini program in the following figure:

Quick start

Figure 1. Mini program lifecycle

Mini program development overview

The life-cycle of a mini program covers from the developer account creation to the release of the mini program.


Before you can get started, make sure you have completed the following settings:

  1. Apply for an account to join the Mini Program Platform

As a developer, you can join the platform to be a Mini Program admin or a Mini Program developer after you are receive an email invitation.

  1. Complete the on-boarding process
  2. Create a mini program
    • If you are a Mini Program admin, you can apply to create Mini Program on the Mini Program Platform and submit the Mini Program particulars, including but not limited to: name, description, logo image, etc. After successful creation, a unique identifier will be assigned to the newly created Mini Program.
    • If you are a Mini Program developer, the Mini Program admin can add you as a member of a Mini Program.
  1. Dowload Mini Program Studio

Develop & Debug in IDE

  1. Create a project in Mini Program Studio
  2. Link the project with the mini program that is created in the Mini Program Platform.
  3. Code and debug
  4. Upload the code package from Mini Program Studio to the Mini Program Platform.

Review & Release

  1. Review the mini program and request to release the mini progrm
  2. Workspace admin reviews and approves the release request.
  3. Release the mini program.

Users can now open the mini program in the app.

Also, marketing capabilities can be enabled to the mini program for operational scenarios. And the life-cycle of a mini program ends when a mini program is removed from the Mini Program Platform.

Next steps

Developers can learn more about Mini Program in the Quick Start documentation: