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From Anis KADRI <>
Subject Re: Determining if "you're in cordova"
Date Tue, 04 Dec 2012 01:17:48 GMT
Well because it never fires you know that you are in a browser's context.
It will only fire if you're on a device or if you fire it yourself.

There could be two reasons (as far as I know) that 'deviceready' would not
1) not in a cordova app context (browser via file:// or http://).
2) there is a problem with cordova itself (problem fetching device/network

actions for both
1) You know whether or not you are in a cordova context: do whatever you
have to do: use childbrowser or a popup,  don't use device apis that are
not available etc...
2) find out if you're not missing anything and/or file a bug

I believe that 'deviceready' is more reliable then document.location
because it really is cordova specific.

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 5:06 PM, Filip Maj <> wrote:

> But look at that situation from the browser's POV: it attaches to an event
> that never fires.
> cordova.js is included and window.cordova exists, but in a browser's
> context, it does nothing.
> On 12/3/12 5:03 PM, "Anis KADRI" <> wrote:
> >document.addEventListener('deviceready', function() {navigator.inCordova =
> >true;}, false);
> >
> >If you fire 'deviceready' yourself then you already know that you're not
> >in
> >a cordova app context. Don't you ?
> >
> >Sorry, I really don't see what the problem is. Maybe an real world example
> >would help illustrate it. Or is there a reason why you don't want to use
> >deviceready as an indicator ?
> >
> >
> >On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 4:40 PM, Max Ogden <> wrote:
> >
> >> if cordova polyfilled standard apis for everything it wouldn't be
> >>cordovas
> >> problem. but right now there are only-in-cordova APIs that I need to
> >>use if
> >> i'm in cordova. it would be more convenient for me as an app developer
> >>if
> >> there was a supported way to know i'm in cordova.
> >>
> >> I can keep looking at window.location.href and make sure to always run a
> >> local web server for development (and never open the file directly on my
> >> dev machine) but the point here is that doing those things is more
> >>pitfall
> >> prone and less user friendly for new devs than doing "if
> >> (navigator.inCordova)".
> >>
> >> if its a ton of work to implement then I can understand not doing it (I
> >> dont know what it would take to implement). i'm just trying to say it
> >>would
> >> be a nicer api :) it seems from my perspective that it would be easy for
> >> cordova to tell the browser that cordova is present and it would save
> >>app
> >> developers from having to use yet another hacky technique.
> >>

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