IndexedDB polyfill

IndexedDB plugin for Apache Cordova
platforms: ios,android,windows
$ cordova plugin add com.msopentech.indexedDB

IndexedDB plugin for Apache Cordova

Implements Indexed Database API support for Apache Cordova apps based on IndexedDBShim implementation.

Support of Android and iOS.

Sample usage

Plugin follows Indexed Database API specification, no special changes are required. The following sample code creates todo store (if not exist) and adds new record.

var openReq ="sampleDatabase");
openReq.onupgradeneeded = function (event) {
    var db =;
    db.createObjectStore("todo", {autoIncrement: true});
openReq.onsuccess = function (event) {
    var db =,
        sampleItem = { 
            todo: "my todo item",
            added_on: new Date()
    var addReq = db.transaction("todo", "readwrite").objectStore("todo").add(sampleItem);
    addReq.onsuccess = function (event) {
        console.log("Operation completed successfully");
    addReq.onerror = function (event) {
        console.log("Operation failed");
openReq.onerror = function (event) {
    console.log("Operation failed");

Installation Instructions

Plugin is Apache Cordova CLI 3.x compliant.

  1. Make sure an up-to-date version of Node.js is installed, then type the following command to install the Cordova CLI:

    npm install -g cordova
  2. Create a project and add the platforms you want to support:

    cordova create sampleApp
    cd sampleApp
    cordova platform add android
    cordova platform add ios
  3. Add IndexedDB plugin to your project:

    cordova plugin add com.msopentech.indexeddb
  4. Build and run, for example:

    cordova build android
    cordova emulate android

To learn more, read Apache Cordova CLI Usage Guide.


Copyright (c) Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. See License.txt in the project root for license information.