Developing Hyperspace locally

Run Hyperspace locally to build and test changes live.

Applies to: Hyperspace Desktop

Hyperspace is a React-based product built with Create React App and allows for hot-reloading. Developing new features on Hyperspace is relatively easy to perform.


Setting up the environment

First, you’ll need to download the Hyperspace source code, either by downloading the source code package from our site or cloning the Git repository:

git clone

Once the repository has been cloned, you’ll want to install any Node dependencies and make sure Hyperspace will compile properly:

npm install
npm start # or npm test

Starting a local server

To start a local server instance of Hyperspace, run the following command in the project directory:

npm start

This will start the server and let you make changes and see them live.

Note: In Hyperspace v1.1.0-beta3 and older, you’ll need to modify the location field in your config.json to use https://localhost:3000 as the address.