Building App on device
Learn how to build the app on device and how to deploy it on a Firebase based hosting in quick steps

Build the app for Android

Once you have modified your app as per your requirements, you can start building the app for Android.
You need to have all pre-requisites before you can build the app on a device. Check the pre-requisites for development and production
Add an android platform to the project by running
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$ ionic cordova platform add android
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This step will add an android platform to the project.
Previous step will require Android Studio installed on your system. You can also install Android SDK without Android Studio, but that is not the recommended way.
Now prepare the platform for a build
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$ ionic cordova prepare android
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And run the app on your device or simulator by running
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$ ionic cordova run android
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More information in ionic documentation

Build the app for iOS

An iOS app can be built only on an Apple based system. Add an iOS platform to the project by running.
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$ ionic cordova platform add iOS
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This step will add an iOS platform to the project.
Previous step will require Xcode installed on your system. You will also need an Apple developer license and proper provisioning profiles to build the app on device.
Now prepare the platform for a build
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$ ionic cordova prepare ios
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And run the app on your device or simulator by running
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$ ionic cordova run ios
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OR, run the app using XCode directly.
More information in ionic documentation
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