Live reload takes the standard ember serve live reload behaviour to ember-cordova apps.
Live reload apps can still access Cordova plugins and work on emulators and physical devices.
Live reload is not for production environments. It is not a solution for delivering over the air updates in a production context.
Your computer and phone/device must be on the same network.
ember cdv:serve ember cdv:s --environment=staging --platform=android
Some whitelisting may be required in config.xml, which ember-cordova will guide you through. For options, see the cli reference.
At a high level, this command builds a cordova container app, and then starts a slightly modified ember serve. Once serve is running, deploy the newly generated app to a device/emulator as explained in build workflow.
Code changes should immediately resolve on your device. If you are having further troubles, you likely need to customize the device live-reload url.
Additional Android Steps
The whitelist plugin is also required for Android >4.0:
ember cdv:plugin add cordova-plugin-whitelist
Customize the device live-reload url
Livereload works by redirecting the cordova apps window.location from file://index.html to your locally running serve instance. In general, we detect and automatically set these values for you.
There are times you may need to run live-reload from a remote host and port, or to customize a local url because we are not detecting it correctly.
In all cases below,
<url> refers to the full url including protocol,
host, and port, e.g. http://localhost:4200
via commandline arg
ember cdv:serve --reload-url="<url>"