These are the steps i took to install the Android SDK and add the Android Platform. I ran into errors, maybe you’ll get them as well, so even though this was not a smooth install maybe it helps!
Ionic add platform Android
To add the android platform to your app you run the following command in a terminal:
Since I already had the Android SDK installed from when building another project I figured I could run it directly. But i got this error:
The solution according to stack overflow was to do this:
But that didn’t work. So I installed Android Studio.
After installing Android Studio I got a few questions to update and install SDK-components I didn’t have. I accepted them all.
After that i opened the
platforms/android project in android studio and tried to run it in a Simulator. And in this step Android Studio wanted to install a simulator. So it did install the
Android_Accelerated_X86. If you choose the other one it will be slow and not be able to start the ionic app. At least I got the error message that it couldnt find the folder android_asset.
But the simulator couldn’t open the app. At this point I figured I should delete the ionic android project and add it again. So close Android studio.
Delete an Ionic platform
To remove a platform run this command in a terminal:
The next step was to make sure i’ve got the latest Ionic and Cordova version.
Updating Ionic and Cordova
Run this terminal in a terminal:
Adding and building Android platform again
Once again run some commands in the terminal:
No errors this time. Awesome!
So lets run the app in the emulator:
And this time it was successful!