Ionic DevApp Feedback Mega-thread


Its a effective tool could manage your time , it having lot of plugins. However can I ask for one more to be added the iBeaon plugin as I can’t create an app to talk to beacons without it. If I can’t use IONIC for this app I’ll have to go native .


Hey all. I’m sure you saw the update on Ionic View, where Apple is banning the entire category of app preview testing tools:

We’re not sure what that means for Dev App. For now, we’re not going to submit any updates to the app to avoid having the app removed. I know that sucks, but Apple has made their decision clear to us and they are slowly going through the app store and removing all of these kinds of apps (at least that is what they have told me).

That’s all we know for now.


You don’t need to “go native” to use that plugin, but dev app won’t support it, unfortunately.

Ionic Blog Post: "Ionic View Sunsetting on 9/1/18"

Hello guys,

I wonder what’s wrong when I run a really basic app (just created with a single page) and try to get the current location with the geolocation plugin.

Interesting is that this code runs fine in Google Chrome (localhost).

I’m using the supported geolocation plugin:
"cordova-plugin-geolocation": "^2.4.3"

This is the output:

[21:51:52]  console.log: Getting current position...
[21:51:59]  console.error: Error: {}

This code runs when I click on a button (so device/platform/etc is ready):

console.log('Getting current position...');
      .then(((res) => {
        console.log(res.coords.latitude, res.coords.longitude);
      .catch((err) => console.error('Error:', JSON.stringify(err)) );

And this is my ionic info:

cli packages: (/usr/local/lib/node_modules)

    @ionic/cli-utils  : 1.19.2
    ionic (Ionic CLI) : 3.20.0

global packages:

    cordova (Cordova CLI) : 8.0.0

local packages:

    @ionic/app-scripts : 3.1.10
    Cordova Platforms  : android 7.0.0 browser 5.0.3 ios 4.5.4
    Ionic Framework    : ionic-angular 3.9.2


    Android SDK Tools : 26.1.1
    Node              : v9.4.0
    npm               : 5.6.0
    OS                : macOS Sierra
    Xcode             : Xcode 9.2 Build version 9C40b

Please let me know if you need any other information.

Thank you for your help.


You are the BEST! Thank you!


When I run the app on my IOS device I do not see my app. I am able to open the external link on the device but the app indicates that it is “Listening for apps on your network”. If I connect directly to my router via a network cable I can see and use the app. What I am I doing wrong.


I am ising barcodescanner phonegap plugin with cordova. App crashes right after scanning a barcode. Installing it natively works fine…

Device: Galaxy S9
I can’t find DevApp version but I just installed it 2 days ago…


How can I save manually connecting IP/PORT information on Ionic Dev App?
So I can reuse it next time when I run.

I use USB cable internet connection from Mac to Android. It’s not WiFi connection. And I have to retype it over again.



same goes here. any updates?


With DevApp my Android device, on ionic 4 beta, I have no console log :

Do you know if it is normal or maybe you have a workaround in beta mode?


In addition to typing in the ip address and port manually, DevApp should include a way to point the camera at your screen and connect. (Obviously, I’m having problems getting with the auto-discovery… using iOS, home WiFi, Mac)



I can’t find my App in the DevApp too. When i connect the laptop with my mobile hotspot everything worked fine, but in my office wlan it doesn’t. I tried to add a rule to inbound rules of windows-firewall, but this doesn’t work either.
Entering the Address manually causes a long white screen and then a “Failed to load” Error.
Any Ideas?^^


Did anybody observe, that when you make a Ionic4 & Angular6 Project, that the devApp is starting fine, but it returns a error regarding the vendor.js. The error is “use of const in strict mode”.
Maybe somebody got an answer?

To reproduce start a project ionic and angular6 project from scratch.

Then try to run on devapp.



where? I have similar issue. can you help me out?


I have similar issue. It’s not my own web services. I can not modify that. so, is there any way to solve this problem


You will have to add your local API to your backend API CORS configuration as an allowed origin. I was using php with Laravel and they had a CORS package to configure it. If you are using other languages it should have something similiar

Outlook til iOS


Please add following preference to the config.xml

<preference name="AllowInlineMediaPlayback" value="true" />

In my use case, my app is using HTML5 <video> Tag and on IOS Devices the Video will always play’s in Fullscreen without this setting.


Hi, the remote devices from Chrome console is still unavailable with Ionic DevApp ?



App freeze after starting on network check … dont know how I can retrieve some logs or something to forward @ionicteam to help


Cordova plugin not working in ionic DevApp. I have installed this plugin … it is working fine when build but not with ionic serve -c and see in the DevApp

It’s giving below error in console -

[app-scripts] [00:51:38]  console.warn: Ionic Native: tried calling ImagePicker.getPictures, but the ImagePicker plugin is not 
[app-scripts]             installed. 
[app-scripts] [00:51:38]  console.warn: Install the ImagePicker plugin: 'ionic cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-telerik-imagepicker'