File Opener2

A File Opener Plugin for Cordova. (The Original Version)
pwlin1.0.1113
platforms: android,ios
$ cordova plugin add io.github.pwlin.cordova.plugins.fileopener2

A File Opener Plugin for Cordova (The Original Version)

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

Requirements

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

Installation

cordova plugin add https://github.com/pwlin/cordova-plugin-file-opener2

PhoneGap Build

This Plugin is also available in PhoneGap Build Repository. Go to https://build.phonegap.com/ And search for io.github.pwlin.cordova.plugins.fileopener2 (There are a couple of other forks out there which are mostly out of date. Make sure to download the one with the exact same id as mentioned above)

Usage

Open an APK install dialog:

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

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

cordova.plugins.fileOpener2.open(
    '/sdcard/Download/starwars.pdf', // You can also use a Cordova-style file uri: cdvfile://localhost/persistent/Download/starwars.pdf
    'application/pdf', 
    { 
        error : function(e) { 
            console.log('Error status: ' + e.status + ' - Error message: ' + e.message);
        },
        success : function () {
            console.log('file opened successfully');                
        }
    }
);

Notes

  • 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

  • It is reported that in iOS, you might need to remove <preference name="iosPersistentFileLocation" value="Library" /> from your config.xml

Additional Android Functions

The following functions are available in Android platform

.uninstall(packageId, callbackContext)

Uninstall a package with its id.

cordova.plugins.fileOpener2.uninstall('com.zynga.FarmVille2CountryEscape', {
    error : function(e) {
        console.log('Error status: ' + e.status + ' - Error message: ' + e.message);    
    },
    success : function() {
        console.log('Uninstall intent activity started.');
    }
});

.appIsInstalled(packageId, callbackContext)

Check if an app is already installed.

cordova.plugins.fileOpener2.appIsInstalled('com.adobe.reader', {
    success : function(res) {
        if (res.status === 0) {
            console.log('Adobe Reader is not installed.');
        } else {
            console.log('Adobe Reader is installed.')
        }
    }
});

LICENSE

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2013 pwlin - pwlin05@gmail.com

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.