Ionic and ngCordova SMS plugin not working

Hello everyone,

I’m having some trouble with SMS plugin from ngCordova. If I send a message with the intent option set to ‘INTENT’, everything works fine, prompting the SMS application installed. But, when I set intent to ’ ’ (to use android’s native SMS sender), my app crashes. Here’s the code:

$scope.executeCommand = function(resource){
    var options = {
      replaceLineBreaks: false,
      android: {
        intent: ''

      .send(resource.telephonenumber, resource.command, options)
      .then(function() {
        $scope.showAlert('Success', 'Command executed successfully!');
      }, function(error) {
        $scope.showAlert('Error', 'Command could not be executed. Try again later.');

Also, when I install the apk, no permissions are asked (I think it should ask for the SEND_SMS permission). Any suggestions?