I’ve posted this question. If anyone could provide feedback on how I can troubleshoot this, it would be much appreciated!
So the Ionic view app is difficult because you can’t really debug a lot of stuff in there. Can you actually deploy it via Xcode to your device and see if it works? You’ll be able to get logs from Xcode and a lot more information that way.
Ionic View I found is great for UI, basic stuff, but anything more complicated like data handling is usually more efficient to test in browser and via the actual deployed app