This plugin captures the referrer value passed when an android app is installed from a webpage and stores it in the applications shared preferences for later retrieval.
This plugin lets your app display different behavior based on where it was installed from. If you have a sports app, for example, and want to use the same codebase, but brand the app differently for different teams, you can use this plugin to capture whether the app was installed from the Denver Broncos or Washington Redskins page, and skin the app appropriately.
Don't forget when using this plugin that if an app is installed directly from Google Play, this plugin will not execute--the intent will never fire.
This plugin uses plugman
cordova plugins add https://github.com/8zrealestate/android-referrer-plugin
To use this plugin, add
&referrer=xyz to app install links on your webpages. For example:
The value in the referrer text (
textinreferrer above) will be stored as a string in your apps shared preferences object, under the key
To test that the install referrer event is received by the plugin in your emulator:
adb shell and then
am broadcast -a com.android.vending.INSTALL_REFERRER \ -n <your package here>/com.eightz.mobile.cordova.plugin.android.referrer.Receiver \ --es "referrer" "textinreferrer"
&referrer=foo&barwould result in a captured
app-argumenttext in Apple smart banners, be aware that
app-argumenttext block is required to be a url.