File Opener

Cordova InAppBrowser Plugin
markeeftb1.0.037
platforms: android
$ cordova plugin add com.phonegap.plugins.fileopener

FileOpener plugin for Cordova 3

Simple plugin which allows you to open popular files (PDF, WORD, EXCEL, JPG, GIF, POWERPOINT, VIDEOS, MUSIC etc.) stored locally on your device with Phonegap for Android.

Adding the Plugin to your project

Using this plugin requires Android PhoneGap. It has been successfully tested on Android device with Cordova 3.

To install the plugin

cordova plugin add https://github.com/antonioJASR/FileOpener.git

Using the plugin

The plugin creates the object window.plugins.fileOpener. To use, call the open() method:

Sample use:

window.plugins.fileOpener.open("file:///sdcard/Android/data/com.example.application/document.doc");
window.plugins.fileOpener.open("file:///sdcard/Android/data/com.example.application/manual.pdf");
window.plugins.fileOpener.open("file:///sdcard/Android/data/com.example.application/presentation.ppt");
window.plugins.fileOpener.open("file:///sdcard/Android/data/com.example.application/image.jpg");

After you run the command above, Android device will either open the file with proper external application installed on your device or ask you which application to use, if you haven't set before which application to use to open the specific type of file. What is great, when you exit the external app, Android will return to your application.

RELEASE NOTES

November 6, 2013 Support for Cordova 3 add png mimetype

January 2, 2013 Initial release

REMARKS

Please have in mind, that the plugin can open any local file on your Android device, so in some cases you may have to secure the code better. For example you could store your application folder file:///sdcard/Android/data/com.example.application/ in your FileOpener.java file instead of fileopener.js.

You may also change the way the plugin checks file extension (currently it uses simple contains function.

CONTRIBUTION

I wrote this plugin basing on the great VideoPlayer plugin by Macdonst (https://github.com/macdonst/VideoPlayer). Big thanks go also to Raymond Camden whose article about Intents inspired me to write plugin (http://www.raymondcamden.com/index.cfm/2012/5/1/Example-of-Intents-with-PhoneGap).

LICENSE

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