In the documentation, it says to use the following to build for Android:
ionic cordova build android --prod --release
Thus far, I’ve been testing mainly in browser and iOS devices/simulator. I’ve had no issue and have not been prompted to install Cordova, even though I’m using the following Cordova plugins.
cordova-plugin-google-analytics (1.9.0) cordova-sqlite-storage (5.0.0) es6-promise-plugin (4.2.2)
Typically, I just open my Ionic projects in Android Studio and do my final builds there. But I’m trying to iron out a build error ( see forum post ) so I want to be sure I understand what’s going on.