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From Simon MacDonald <>
Subject Re: Adding cordova.platform property
Date Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:32:45 GMT
+1 I think it is a great idea just don't take it out of device until
we sit on it for 6 months and forget to tell people we are removing
it. Not that we'd ever do that.
Simon Mac Donald

On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 3:46 PM, Ian Clelland <> wrote:
> I brought this up on another thread, but I can't find any reference to the
> issue in JIRA, so I'm starting a new thread for visibility.
> Since cordova-plugin-device was removed from core, and is now an optional
> plugin, there is no easy way to determine at runtime what platform an app
> is running on. (And yes, feature detection is usually better than
> user-agent detection, but there are legitimate reasons for switching on the
> *cordova* platform as opposed to any particular feature available in the
> webview)
> I'd like to make this property available as `cordova.platform; it would be
> a simple string taken from the 'id' defined in
> cordova-js/lib/<platform>/platform.js.
> Are there any objections to attaching this to the cordova namespace?
> Ian

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