PhoneGap 3.0 Plugin Documentation

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  1. Bruce
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    Oct 2009

    Posted 12 Oct 2013 Link to this post


    Can we please have a single location for all documentation regarding the creation, configuration, and implementation of plugins using PhoneGap 3.0 inside Icenium, preferably with a complete example? I have been trying like crazy to get plugins working and everything I try results in errors. As a result I find myself in this dizzying circle of Icenium documentation and still getting nowhere. I have tried using outside sources but since they don't include any Icenium specific documentation, I am still stuck. 

    Judging from the number of questions surrounding custom plugins, I know the userbase would be thrilled, and your support team would probably be as well.

  2. Steve
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    Posted 15 Oct 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Bruce,

    The information about creation, configuration, and implementation of Cordova plugins is located in a single place even now - our documentation, specifically the Working with Apache Cordova Plugins section in it. We've even combined this information in a single resource in attempt to make it even easier for users like yourself to get started, see How To Make Your Apache Cordova Plugins Plugman Compatible blog post.

    The inability to build/run a custom Cordova plugin, doees not mean that Icenium is at fault. In general any custom Cordova/Phonegap plugin can be used in Icenium if it is modified to support the target Cordova version in your Icenium project and if it is made to be Plugman-Compatible. These two are usually the main reasons why you cannot get a plugin to run. As custom plugins are created by people outside of Telerik, the best way to get an answer to a question about such plugin is to contact the plugin author directly. The other option is to try to modify the plugin yourself, which is what our documentation covers. Modifying the core functionality of a plugin (Java code for Android and Objective C for iOS) does not fall in the Icenium support scope. However you can find information how to modify Android plugins to work with specific version of Cordova or even how to modify specific plugin in community forums such as stackoverflow or the Cordova google group. Take a look at these articles that cover the first part:

    Of course you can also use any already availale Cordova x.x plugin as inspiration and source for information.

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