Target a Specific Platform
When creating a cross-platform app, you may need to specify which platform you want to target. You do this by running a command to ensure that platform-specific files are installed from the Cordova repository into the correct folder in your project.
To target a specific platform
To target only one platform, run one of the following commands:
ionic platform - add ios
ionic platform - add android
This adds plugins into the project.
You can check that the platforms folder now has been created, to check if this command has been successful.