I am relatively new to Ionic but not to Android development. And something about Ionic that’s driving me nuts that I have to ask about:
When an Android Ionic Cordova app is created, just where does the executable file go?? I have plugged in two phones running Android and created test apps, and done deployments two different ways (“ionic cordova run android” and copying the app-debug.apk from the project folder directly to the device and installing from that). One of my test apps includes SQLite, the lite database, and I can’t find any SQLite files on the device either.
It doesn’t matter whether I have my Android device plugged into a computer and I use Windows File Explorer to do a hard search for “apk” or “db” files, or whether I use an on-device app like File Commander to search from on the device. It just turns up nothing. Even the Android >> Data folder doesn’t show the package name.
How is Ionic flying below the file system radar like this, on Android? Magic???
P.S.: Running on a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and a Motorola G4