Ionic android when developing on mac

anybody know how to handle the installation of ionic app on a phone when developing on mac??

What do you mean handle the installation? You do need the Android SDK and NDK installed.

Also there are some tools which are required to be in your PATH environment variables.

Short version on how to try your app on Android is:

  1. Build with ionic build android
  2. Copy/email platforms/android/ant-build/MainActivity-debug.apk to the phone