External App Block

Prevent Cordova applications from launching external applications in reponse to navigation
platforms: android
$ cordova plugin add net.iclelland.external-app-block


Simple Cordova plugin to stop Android Cordova apps from launching other applications through URL navigation.


Just install it; the plugin will intercept and block navigation to URLs which are not covered by the Cordova Whitelist. This blocks the default Cordova behaviour, which is to launch external applications for links to sms:, tel:, geo:, mailto:, market:, and intent: URLs, among others.

This plugin only affects Android Cordova applications. It does nothing when installed in other platforms.


Through the Cordova plugin registry

cordova plugin add net.iclelland.external-app-block

Through GitHub

cordova plugin add https://github.com/clelland/cordova-plugin-external-app-block.git

From local source

git clone https://github.com/clelland/cordova-plugin-external-app-block.git
cd <path to cordova project>
cordova plugin add <path to plugin>


cordova plugin rm net.iclelland.external-app-block


Apache License 2.0