How can I add my application's shortcut to the homescreen upon app installation?

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  1. Hung
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    Sep 2013

    Posted 15 Sep 2014 Link to this post

    I want to create my android app's shortcut/launcher icon on the homescreen as soon as I install my app (even before I start it). Is that possible? How might I do that?
  2. Tsvetina
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    Posted 18 Sep 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Hung,


    You cannot add a shortcut to the Android home screen before the first run of your application. Apart from user-defined ones, only Google Play can add shortcuts to the home screen after installing a specific app. 

    If you want to add a shortcut after the user runs the app, you can take a look at this custom plugin:
    https://github.com/jorgecis/ShortcutPlugin 

    Instructions for adding a custom plugin to AppBuilder are available in this help article:
    Working with Custom Plugins


    Regards,
    Tsvetina
    Telerik
     

    Visit the Telerik Verified Plugins Marketplace and get the custom Cordova plugin you need, already tweaked to work seamlessly with AppBuilder.

     
  3. Hung
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    Sep 2013

    Posted 22 Sep 2014 in reply to Tsvetina Link to this post

    Thanks you so much
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