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WebIntent Plugin (Android)

WebIntent plugin lets you start an installed application from within Monaca application. The following sample will start an app that will display a map.

Note

This plugin is available only to Android platform.

Enable Plugin in Monaca

  1. From the IDE menu, go to File ‣ Manage Cordova Plugins or Config ‣ Manage Cordova Plugins.
  2. Click Enable button of the WebIntent to add it into your project.
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WebIntent Plugin Demo

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
  <title>WebIntent DEMO</title>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, user-scalable=no">
  <script src="components/loader.js"></script>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="components/loader.css">

  <script type="text/javascript">
    function startActivity() {
      window.plugins.webintent.startActivity({
        action: window.plugins.webintent.ACTION_VIEW,
        url: 'geo:0, 0?q=' + 'dummy address'},
        function() {},
        function() {alert('Failed to open URL via Android Intent')}
    );
  }
  </script>
</head>
<body>
  <hr> WebIntent test <hr><br>
  <input type="button" onClick ="startActivity()" value ="startActivity()" /><br>

</body>
</html>

Using "url" attribute of the "startActivity" function, an app can specify the target app to be launched. Here are some examples:

//Call to the specified phone number
url: 'tel: phone_number=' + '03-5875-6862'

//Open the specified page in a browser
    url: 'http://www.asial.co.jp'

//Open the information of the 1st person in the contact
    url: 'content://contacts/people/1'