Stop messing with your console.log lines when using a wrapper logger function. Improve your debugging tools and add correct prefixes!
Ionic livereload option is great but there are special situations when you need to detect when an Ionic App is running on device with the livereload flag. For example when you need to fetch data from a REST API and you have to use a PROXY so you do not get any Access-Control-Allow-Origin error.
Ionic uses different visual styles for different elements like icons for each platform (for example in iOS the navbar title is centered while in Android it goes at the left), the idea is to get a much “native” feeling in each platform but sometimes you could need (or required to) use the same visual style for all platforms, for example