Sunday, August 11, 2013

PhoneGap Android Appstore Plugin

Update: Changed to be compatible with PhoneGap 3 and higher.

Here is a small blog about how to send an intent to start Google Play Store app or website (depending if the store is installed) with a specific link.

What does it do


It sends a command to the plugin to initiate an intent on Android to either execute a link or start the Play Store.

PhoneGap plugin


The above is done by creating a phonegap plugin. Create the class (.java file) in the package "org.apache.cordova.plugins"

Appstore.java



Create the javascript file "appstore.js" and include it in your HTML AFTER the include of the phonegap/cordova javascript files.

appstore.js



Add the following line to the "config.xml" file in your res folder of your Android project.

And from that point you can call the plugin in your application by using the statement below.

In your app (javascript)


The  script above can be adjusted to your liking of course.

If you have questions please let me know.

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