PrivacyScreenPlugin

Secures your app from displaying a screenshot in task switchers under Android and iOS. Keeps sensitive information private.
devgeeks0.0.717
platforms: android,ios
$ cordova plugin add org.devgeeks.privacyscreen

PivacyScreenPlugin

Both iOS (as of iOS 7) and Android have app switchers that display a screenshot of your app.

This is a lovely feature for most apps, but if your app displays sensitive information this is a possible privacy risk.

This plugin flags your app so that it doesn't show your users' sensitive data in the task switcher. It sets the FLAG_SECURE flag in Android (which also prevents manual screenshots from being taken) and hides the window in iOS.

On iOS this plugin will try to show your splashscreen in the app switcher. It will search for splashscreens prefixed by Default or the value of the key UILaunchImageFile in your .plist file. If it fails to find a splashscreen for a specific device or orientation (portrait or landscape), a black screen is shown instead.

Installation

For Cordova 3.x.x:

  1. To add this plugin just type: cordova plugin add https://github.com/devgeeks/PrivacyScreenPlugin.git or phonegap local plugin add https://github.com/devgeeks/PrivacyScreenPlugin.git
  2. To remove this plugin type: cordova plugin remove org.devgeeks.PrivacyScreenPlugin or phonegap local plugin remove org.devgeeks.PrivacyScreenPlugin

Usage:

This plugin exposes no interface, it simply sets your app to be private. You don't need to do anything except install the plugin.

Test this plugin on a real device because the iOS simulator (7.1 at least) does a poor job hiding your app.

License

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2014 Tommy-Carlos Williams (http://github.com/devgeeks)

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.