AndroidManifest.xml

Basic behaviour of Android applications can be configured by editing AndroidManifest.xml file. It is located under android folder inside your monaca project as shown below:

For Cordova 6.2 or higher, AndroidManifest.xml file is removed from Monaca framework. Therefore, in order to config Android application settings, use Android Configuration Page.

AndroidManifest.xml (Main elements)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest>
<uses-permission />
<uses-sdk />
<uses-feature />
<supports-screens />
<application>
<activity>
<intent-filter>
<action />
<category />
</intent-filter>
</activity>
</application>
</manifest>

<manifest>

Is the root element of AndroidManifest.xml file. The child element of <manifest> is <application> and it must contain xlmns:android and package attributes.

Attribute

Type

Description

xmlns:android

String

An Android namespace attribute. This attribute must always have this value: http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android.

android:versionCode

String

An internal version number. It is used only to determine whether one version is more recent than others. Higher number indicates a more recent version. This version number is not shown to users.

android:versionName

String

A version number which is visible to users.

package

String

Package name

Example

<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:versionCode="%%%VERSION_CODE%%%"
android:versionName="%%%VERSION_NAME%%%" package="%%%PACKAGE_NAME%%%">
</manifest>

<uses-sdk>

Is API level settings of the application. This element is contained in <manifest>.

Attribute

Type

Description

android:minSdkVersion

Number

Minimum API level required for the application to run. Android uses this value to determine whether the application can be installed in a device.

android:targetSdkVersion

Number

API level that the application targets.

Example

<uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="14" android:targetSdkVersion="22" />

<uses-permission>

Is permission settings. The permission is granted When the application is installed. This element is contained in <manifest>.

Attribute

Type

Description

android:name

String

Name of the permissions to be granted for the Android system. The name of the permission can be defined as Camera, Network and etc.

How to Define <uses-permission>

<components/loader.js> needs ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE permission to run. You may exclude this file from <uses-permission> if it's not necessary for your application.

<uses-permission android:name="%%%PERMISSION_NAME%%%"></uses-permission>

Permission

PERMISSION_NAME

Description

Access Coarse Location

android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION

Allows an app to access current location of a device.

Access Fine Location

android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION

Allows an app to use location-based services of a device.

Access Network State

android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE

Allows an app to access the Network state.

Access Location Extra Commands

android.permission.ACCESS_LOCATION_EXTRA_COMMANDS

Allows an app to access extra location provider commands.

Bluetooth

android.permission.BLUETOOTH

Allows an app to connect to paired bluetooth devices.

Bluetooth (Admin)

android.permission.BLUETOOTH_ADMIN

Allows an app to discover and pair bluetooth devices.

Camera

android.permission.CAMERA

Allows an app to use the Camera.

Flashlight

android.permission.FLASHLIGHT

Allows access to the flashlight.

Internet

android.permission.INTERNET

Allows an app to use Internet connection.

Modify Audio Setting

android.permission.MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS

Allows an app to change global audio settings.

Read Phone State

android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE

Allows read-only access to the phone state.

Receive SMS

android.permission.RECEIVE_SMS

Allows an app to intercept SMS messages.

Record Audio

android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO

Allows an app to record audio.

Read Contacts

android.permission.READ_CONTACTS

Allows an app to read the contacts.

Vibrate

android.permission.VIBRATE

Allows an app to use the Vibrator.

Write Contacts

android.permission.WRITE_CONTACTS

Allows an app the write access to the contacts.

Write External Storage

android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE

Allows an app the write access to External Storage.

Example

Permissions for Camera

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA"></uses-permission>

<uses-feature>

Declares hardware or software features used by the application. For instance. If the application requires Camera feature, the user whose device has no camera cannot install the application. This element is contained in <manifest>.

Attribute

Type

Description

android:name

String

Feature name

android:required

Boolean

Specifies whether the application requires the feature set in android:name. If you set the value to true, you are indicating that the application cannot function without the feature. If you set it to false, it means that the application prefers to use the feature, but can still function without the feature.

Example

The code below specifies that the application needs Camera feature.

<uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.camera" android:required="true" />

<application>

Is an Application tag. This element is contained in <manifest>.

<application android:icon="@drawable/icon"
android:label="%%%APPLICATION_NAME%%%"
android:name="mobi.monaca.framework.MonacaApplication">
</application>

Attribute

Type

Description

android:name

String

Defines a name of the application. It is a fully qualified name of the class that you extend from Application class.

android:icon

String

An icon for the entire application as well as a default icon for each of the application's components

android:label

String

A label for the entire application

android:theme

String

An Application level theme

android:screenOrientation

String

Application level Orientation settings

<intent-filter>

Defines the process of intent filter. This element is contained in <activity>. The child <action> element must be defined.

<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
</intent-filter>

<action>

Specifies an action for an intent filter. The element is contained in <intent-filter>.

Attribute

Type

Description

android:name

String

Action name

<category>

Specifies the category of the intent filter. The element is contained in <intent-filter>.

Attribute

Type

Description

android:name

String

Category name