Conflict between Appium and ionic serve

  • iOS (Have not checked Android)
  • Appium1.6.0-beta3
  • Simulator
  • Javascript
  • macOS Sierra

Appium cannot create a new session if ionic serve is running because of a clash on localhost:8100. (Discovered after submitting what appeared to be a bug in Protractor https://github.com/angular/protractor/issues/3616 )

Ionic:
√ Running dev server: http://localhost:8100

Appium:
[JSONWP Proxy] Proxying [POST /session] to [POST http://localhost:8100/session]

Is there a work-around or is this a bug? Or do I just have to remember not to run them together when developing?