Ionic package build /www directory origin

Hi All,

I’ve been playing somewhat with ionic cloud to build my apk / ipa files to take some of the stress away from myself.

My question is where does it pull the actual content from when I type in ‘ionic package build android’?

I would have thought it would take the source code and transpile on their end, but when I remove my local www folder it fails, suggesting it takes my actual local www folder to the server. If this is the case how do we deal with producing release builds without debugging and .map files?

Do I need to remember to first build locally for whichever type I desire whether that be develop or production?

Any help greatly received.

Thank you,
James