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CordovaVariousPlugins

Welcome to CordovaVariousPlugins

Various Cordova Plugins

The goal of this assignment is to learn about Cordova Plugins. There are also some advanced sections that discuss integrating these plugins into a single applications based on our final.

Step One: ElvenGeo

Create the ElvenGeo project described here:

Modify the name of the project so that the title at the top of the home screen says Lastname-Geo instead of Elven-Geo. Submit a screen shot of your application running on your phone or on AndroidX86 in VirtualBox.

ElvenGeo

Step Two: CordovaPhoneCall

Install the CordovaPhoneCall application. Change the name shown at the top of the main screen from Elven Phone to LastName Phone, where LastName is your last name. Submit screenshots of it running on your Phone or on AndroidX86 in VirtualBox.

ElvenPhone

Step Three: Cordova Various Plugins

Install the CordovaVariousPlugins application. Change the name shown at the top of the main screen from Elven Various to LastName Various, where LastName is your last name. Submit screenshots of it running on your Phone or on AndroidX86 in VirtualBox.

ElvenVarious

Step Four: Extra Credit

As advanced work and for extra credit, integrate as many of the standalone Cordova applications reviewed above as you can into your Midterm/Final project. Each one should have its own Page and own menu item, preferrably in their own dropdown menu called Plugins:

Use the scripts from JsObjects/Utilities/CordovaTools

Put plugins in your .gitignore. Save the code to set up plugins in SetupPlugins:

#! /bin/bash

cordova plugin add org.apache.cordova.camera
cordova plugin add org.apache.cordova.vibration

Code in non-angular app{

elf.Control=(function() {

    function Control() {
        elf.utilities.showMessage('Control loaded');
        $('#buttonHome').load('ButtonHome.html', function() {
            $('#vibrate').click(vibrate);
            $('#photo').click(photo);
        });
    }

    function vibrate() {
        elf.utilities.showMessage('Vibrate');
        navigator.vibrate(1000);
    }


    function photo() {
        elf.utilities.showMessage('Photo');
        navigator.camera.getPicture(onSuccess, onFail, { quality: 50,
            destinationType: Camera.DestinationType.DATA_URL
        });

        function onSuccess(imageData) {
            var image = document.getElementById('elfImage');
            image.src = "data:image/jpeg;base64," + imageData;
        }

        function onFail(message) {
            alert('Failed because: ' + message);
        }
    }

    return Control;

})();

$(document).ready(function() {
    new elf.Control();
});

So how do we move it over? Try it first with scope methods, and then with controllerAs.

Buttons in non-angular app:

<div>
    <button id="vibrate">Vibrate</button>
</div>
<div>
    <button id="photo">Photo</button>
</div>

Buttons in Angular App:

<div>
    <button ng-click="vibrate()">Vibrate</button>
</div>
<div>
    <button ng-click="photo()">Photo</button>
</div>

No ng-app because we using angular.bootstrap() to create the app.

Don't forget near bottom of index.html:

<script src="scripts/controllers/Plugins/PluginVarious.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="cordova.js"></script>

<!-- endbuild -->

    <script type="text/javascript">
        document.addEventListener('deviceready', function onDeviceReady() {
            angular.bootstrap(document, ['statesApp']);
        }, false);
    </script>

Turn it in

To complete this assignment, create three screenshots, one for each application. Attach these screen shots to your Final submission.

The screen shots should look similar to the ones shown above, but I should see your name in the title instead of the word Elven. For instance, LastName Geo, LastName Various, LastName Phone, where LastName is your last name.

The programs may not work correctly in VirtualBox, depending a little on the machine that hosts the VirtualBox VM. This does not matter. I just want to see the programs running, and your name in them.

Check in your version of the code.

Tips

Don't forget to use:

Both ways to debug application. See the slides.

If you want to change the name of the APK file you create, read this tip: