Next we'll build an Android
Debug binary using the Ionic Package service.
Start a Package Build
In order to download a binary of your application, you will first need to create a Package build.
There are two ways to do this:
- Click the
Start buildicon from the
- Click the
New buildbutton in the top right from the
Build > Buildstab
Select the proper commit for your build. There are several required and optional fields you can specify:
- Target Platform - The platform for your build (iOS or Android for a package build)
- Build Stack - The build stack where the job will run.
- Build Type - The type of build for the given platform (See iOS build types or Android build types)
- Signing Certificate - The signing certificate for the build (if required)
- Environment - The environment to use to customize your build process
- Native Config - The Native Config to use to customize your app configuration
For the quickstart tutorial, select the
Android platform, the
Latest build stack and the
Debug type build which requires
no other configuration. Once the build begins, you can view the progress and review the
logs if you encounter errors.
Downloading the Build
If you have trouble getting a successful build in the previous step, you can find answers to common Package build errors in this section of our knowledge base.
A successful Package build yields an iOS binary (
.ipa or IPA) or an Android binary (
.apk or APK) file. Once you have a successful build, you can download it so that you can install it on a device by
clicking the file name in the
Artifacts section in the right of the build detail page or clicking the
Download IPA/APK icon on the build in the
Build > Builds tab.