Useful Ionic-CLI Commands for Android Application Development using Ionic 4 and Cordova

As I was developing an Android application using Ionic 4, I found a few commands quite useful during development. I thought to make a note of those useful commands here.

  • ionic start [<name>] [<template>] - Create a new project.
  • ionic serve - Open up the Ionic application in the browser.
  • ionic cordova run android - Run the Ionic application in either emulator or connected Android device.
  • ionic cordova emulate android - Emulate an Ionic project on a simulator or emulator.
  • ionic cordova build android - Build the ionic application & generates a debug .apk file.
  • ionic cordova build android --prod --release - Build the ionic application & generate a release .apk file.
  • ionic cordova platform add android - Add Android as a platform in an Ionic application.
  • ionic cordova prepare - Install platforms and plugins listed in config.xml of the Ionic Cordova application.
  • ionic g - Generate pipes, components, pages, directives, providers, and tabs.

You can also find a complete list of Ionic CLI commands on its official website. Here is the link -

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