Hope that helps Very common problem when starting out with Cordova Plugins. I've struggled with this in the past. Start by reading this. You need to add some entries to your plugin.xml file. In that file you should have a section for each platform you support. You should also not be modifying the platform/android/build.gradle file directly. Make a separate one which will eventually get it's contents appended to your platform/android/build.gradle using .