Rooz Rooz - 1 year ago 113
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Ionic platform add android throws Syntax error for package.json

I'm building an app with ionic. I've added ios to the platforms with no problem, but when I type

ionic platform add android
I get the following error:

Updated the hooks directory to have execute permissions Adding android project...
Creating Cordova project for the Android platform: Path:
platforms/android Package: com.ionicframework.conrem979285 Name:
ConRem Activity: MainActivity Android target: android-23 Android
project created with cordova-android@5.1.0 Running command:
"/Users/Roozbeh/Desktop/ConRem backup" add to body class:
platform-android Installing "cordova-plugin-app-event" for android
Installing "cordova-plugin-datepicker" for android Installing
"cordova-plugin-device" for android Installing
"de.appplant.cordova.plugin.local-notification" for android Dependent
plugin "cordova-plugin-device" already installed on android. Dependent
plugin "cordova-plugin-app-event" already installed on android.

Your support is needed. If you use the local-notification plugin please support us in order to ensure further development.

Thank you!

Saving platform to package.json file There was an error opening your
package.json file. SyntaxError: /Users/Roozbeh/Desktop/ConRem
backup/package.json: Unexpected token ] at Object.parse (native) at
Object.Module._extensions..json (module.js:450:27) at Module.load
(module.js:356:32) at Function.Module._load (module.js:311:12) at
Module.require (module.js:366:17) at require (module.js:385:17) at
at Object.getPackageJson
at Object.savePlatform
at /usr/local/lib/node_modules/ionic/lib/ionic/cordova.js:83:22

/Users/Roozbeh/Desktop/ConRem backup/package.json: Unexpected token ]
(CLI v1.7.14)

Here is my package.json file:

"name": "conrem",
"version": "1.1.1",
"description": "ConRem: An Ionic project",
"dependencies": {
"gulp": "^3.5.6",
"gulp-sass": "^2.0.4",
"gulp-concat": "^2.2.0",
"gulp-minify-css": "^0.3.0",
"gulp-rename": "^1.2.0"
"devDependencies": {
"bower": "^1.3.3",
"gulp-util": "^2.2.14",
"shelljs": "^0.3.0"
"cordovaPlugins": [
"cordovaPlatforms": []

Your system information:

Cordova CLI: 6.0.0 Gulp version: CLI version 3.9.0 Gulp local:

Ionic Version: 1.2.4 Ionic CLI Version: 1.7.14 Ionic App Lib Version:
0.7.0 ios-deploy version: 1.8.4 ios-sim version: 5.0.4 OS: Mac OS X El Capitan Node Version: v4.2.3 Xcode version: Xcode 7.2.1 Build
version 7C1002

Can someone please tell me what this syntax error is?


Answer Source

in your package.json there is one extra comma. I think that parsing is very strict and had the same issue before. There must not be a comma after the last item in an array.On the line


remove the comma at the end.