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.

This plugin is available only to Android platform.

Enable Plugin in Monaca

  1. From the IDE menu, go to Configure → Cordova Plugin Settings.

  2. Under Available Plugins section, hover over the WebIntent plugin and click Enable button.

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'

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