Ionic: There was a network error when running on Genymotion

Running Ionic with Genymotion, you might run into network issues when trying to run your application in your Genymotion device VM. The one I got was :

Application Error
There was a network error (http://192.168.56.1)

when trying to launch my app on the device. It wasn’t a firewall issue, i was successfuly able to ping my host machine from Chrome within the device. Ran some debugging from within Android Studio and saw that:

04-25 16:10:45.960  14405-14433/com.exam.examinous W/SystemWebViewClient﹕ URL blocked by whitelist: http://192.168.56.1:2019/

It turns out that with Cordova 5 and Ionic 1.3 you :

─$ cordova -v
5.0.0
─$ ionic -v
1.3.20

You need to add the Cordova Whitelist Plugin

ionic plugin add https://github.com/apache/cordova-plugin-whitelist.git

and rebuild, that should set you.

Also if you’re running into this error when trying to add a plugin:

SyntaxError: Unexpected token }
at Object.parse (native)
at getJson (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/cordova/node_modules/cordova-lib/src/plugman/util/metadata.js:29:31)
at Object.exports.save_fetch_metadata (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/cordova/node_modules/cordova-lib/src/plugman/util/metadata.js:56:24)

then check your plugins/fetch.json file for extra brackets.

Published by Abou Kone

I am a front end architect with 10+ years of experience in web development. The best part of the process for me is converting ideas into code and solving the technical problems that come along. Alongside providing technical leadership and architectural support to projects spanning multiple industries, I am also experienced in leading discussions with designers, developers, and business stakeholders helping to guide teams in turning complex business workflows or data into easy-to-use web and mobile interfaces. I believe in delivering high quality products and am constantly looking into improving the process and tools use to achieve this goal.

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