Congrats! You've made your first Dioxus app that actually does some pretty cool stuff. This app uses your operating system's WebView library, so it's portable to be distributed for other platforms.

In this section, we'll cover how to bundle your app for macOS, Windows, and Linux.

Install cargo-bundle

The first thing we'll do is install cargo-bundle. This extension to cargo will make it very easy to package our app for the various platforms.

According to the cargo-bundle github page,

"cargo-bundle is a tool used to generate installers or app bundles for GUI executables built with cargo. It can create .app bundles for Mac OS X and iOS, .deb packages for Linux, and .msi installers for Windows (note however that iOS and Windows support is still experimental). Support for creating .rpm packages (for Linux) and .apk packages (for Android) is still pending."

To install, simply run

cargo install cargo-bundle

Setting up your project

To get a project setup for bundling, we need to add some flags to our Cargo.toml file.

name = "example"
# ...other fields...

name = "DogSearch"
identifier = "com.dogs.dogsearch"
version = "1.0.0"
copyright = "Copyright (c) Jane Doe 2016. All rights reserved."
category = "Developer Tool"
short_description = "Easily search for Dog photos"
long_description = """
This app makes it quick and easy to browse photos of dogs from over 200 bree


Following cargo-bundle's instructions, we simply cargo-bundle --release to produce a final app with all the optimizations and assets builtin.

Once you've ran cargo-bundle --release, your app should be accessible in


For example, a macOS app would look like this:

Published App

Nice! And it's only 4.8 Mb – extremely lean!! Because Dioxus leverages your platform's native WebView, Dioxus apps are extremely memory efficient and won't waste your battery.

Note: not all CSS works the same on all platforms. Make sure to view your app's CSS on each platform – or web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari) before publishing.