File Opener2a

A File Opener Plugin for Cordova.
break241.0.51
platforms: android,ios
$ cordova plugin add io.github.pwlin.cordova.plugins.fileopener2a

A File Opener Plugin for Cordova

This plugin will open a file on your device file system with its default application.

Changed iOS-part:

NSURL *fileURL  = [NSURL URLWithString:path]; 

to

NSURL *fileURL  = [NSURL fileURLWithPath:path]; 

In Cordova 3.4.0 (and above) use entry.toNativeURL() for first parameter. Hint: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21756274/phonegap-ios-why-when-i-get-the-full-path-of-the-filesystem-in-a-device-or-s

Requirements

  • Android 4+ / iOS 6+
  • Cordova 3.0 or higher

Installation

cordova plugin add [url-of-the-git-repo]

Usage

Open an APK install dialog:

<script>
    cordova.plugins.fileOpener2.open(
        '/sdcard/Download/gmail.apk', 
        'application/vnd.android.package-archive'
    );
</script>

Open a PDF document with the default PDF reader and optional callback object:

<script>
    cordova.plugins.fileOpener2.open(
        '/sdcard/Download/starwars.pdf', 
        'application/pdf', 
        { 
            error : function(errorObj) { 
                alert('Error status: ' + errorObj.status + ' - Error message: ' + errorObj.message); 
            },
            success : function () {
                alert('file opened successfully');              
            }
        }
    );
</script>

Please Note that for properly opening a PDF file, you must already have a PDF reader (Acrobat Reader, Foxit Mobile PDF, etc. ) installed on your mobile device. Otherwise this will not work.