Cordova, Appflow and Live Update


I’ve recently started migrating my Android / iOS apps from Phonegap Build to Ionic. At this point I’m really just using Appflow as a cloud-based build platform; my app is still Cordova-based and I’ve modified my old PGB config.xml file and have everything building properly under Appflow. I don’t have the Ionic framework / CLI installed locally, I just deploy to Github and then build in the cloud.

I know there is a lot more I can do with the full Ionic framework, so I’m now working through my strategy to take advantage of more Ionic capabilities going forward. As I look at additional features that are avaiable, the thing that appeals to me the most is the “Live Update” feature; this seems like it could be a huge benefit, especially in the iOS world where the app-store update process can be so onerous.

What I’m trying to figure out is if I can use Live Update in my existing Cordova/config.xml project configuration, or do I need to transition to the full Ionic framework to enable this feature? Is there a Cordova plugin that I can add to my existing project to enable Live Update, without requiring a full transition to Ionic framework?

Much thanks,