Prevent Ionic Deploy download while developing

I have the Ionic Deploy set up and it automatically downloads and “installs” on the next launch. The problem I’m running into is when I am developing, the same logic is executed. I can hard-code the channel to be “dev” and make sure nothing is available or comment out the update logic, but those seem like recipes for releasing an app can’t can’t update.

How have others solved this problem?


When you set the version metadata of the deploys correctly it should be able to figure out that you are developing a newer version than available via Ionic Deploy. It’s some time since I used that, but as I remember the binary compatible version has to be set for this to work. Are you using those?