I am trying to get Ionic running for Android development.
The overall documentation with the Android SDK dependency is a pain.
I tried both on Mac and Linux to get the installation running but I am always beaten by the fact the
the gradle/wrappers could not be found.
I tried to install Android Studio and the command line tools on both platforms and read various Stackoverflow questions about the same issue.
Although it is perhaps in the direct scope of the Ionic team but the first hands experience with Ionic and Android SDK ist not very developer friendly. It took me half a day to get the stuff somewhat running on Mac and I am still trying to get the SDK configured in a way to make it work with Ionic.
While this first hands experience with Ionic is nice (in particular for iOS) there is a major pita problem when it comes to Android development.
Also: I tried to installed Ionic 3 (which is obviously in beta). …no official documentation how to install Ionic 3 using NPM. Answer on IRC was: install Ionic 2 (which would be Ionic 3)…well…pretty hard to get - even if you have 25 years backend dev experiences.