The application allows you to add a todo list.

Tested Environment

  • Android 7.0
  • iOS 10.1.1

File Components

File Description
index.html The startup Page
js/app.js A JavaScript file used in the application

Required JS/CSS Components

  • jQuerymobile

HTML Explanation

The contents of the HTML body section are shown below:

<div data-role="page" id="list-page">
  <div data-role="header" data-position="fixed">
    <h1>Monaca TODO</h1>
    <a href="#add-page" data-icon="add" class="ui-btn-right">Add</a>
  <div data-role="content">
    <ul data-role="listview" data-inset="true" id="todo-list"></ul>
<div data-role="page" id="add-page">
  <div data-role="header">
    <h1>Add TODO</h1>
  <div data-role="content">
    <input id="todo-title" type="text" placeholder="TODO Title">
    <textarea id="todo-body" style="height: 8em" placeholder="Description"></textarea>
    <input id="add-button" type="button" value="Save" onclick="addTodo()">
    <input id="add-button" type="button" value="Picture And Save" onclick="addTodoPicture()"  data-theme="b">

Since this sample uses jQuery Mobile, the HTML should be written accordingly. Specifically, attributes beginning with data-, such as data-role and data-position, serve special roles in jQuery Mobile.

In jQuery Mobile, multiple pages can be described in a single HTML file. In this app, for example, both the List Screen and the Add Screen are defined within index.html. Specifically, pages are expressed by div tags in which the data-role attribute is set to page. The role of the tags is expressed by the data-role attribute in this manner. For example, data-role can also specify header, content , or listview.

For more information on jQuery Mobile tags and components, please refer to jQuery Mobile Demo.

JavaScript Explanation

The JavaScript code is shown below:

monaca.viewport({ width: 320 });
function addTodoPicture() {,
  function() {
    alert("Failed to get camera.");
  }, {
    quality : 50,
    destinationType : Camera.DestinationType.FILE_URI,
    targetWidth : 100,
    targetHeight : 100
function addTodo(camera_url) {
  var title = $("#todo-title").val();
  var body = $("#todo-body").val();
  var img_tag = "";
  if (camera_url) {
    img_tag = "<img src='" + camera_url + "'>";
  $("#todo-list").append("<li>" + img_tag + "<h3>" + title + "</h3><p>" + body + "</p></li>")

Here, the two functions, addTodoPicture and addTodo, are defined. As the names imply, the first function shoots a photo and registers data while the second performs only data registration.

To shoot a photo, the addTodoPicture functions calls,which is a function provide by Core Cordova Plugins. If the call is successful, the function addTodo is then executed. if it fails, an error message is generated. Photo shoot options such as fixing the image size and specifying the return type are also set.

The function addTodo takes an argument called camera_url. When the function is called and the photo shoot is successful, a reference to the graphic file is stored in this argument.

DOM operations can easily be performed within these functions through the use of jQuery libraries. For example, in the following snippet, the value of the element with ID todo-title is acquired and assigned to the variable title.

var title = $("#todo-title").val();

Accordingly, in lines 14-19, the input values are read and assigned to the appropriate variables title, body, and img_tag. Next, the function $.mobile.changePage transitions to the next page and adds a new row to the list. Finally, the list page is redrawn and the program ends.