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From Joe Bowser <>
Subject Re: [Android] InAppBrowser re-write/update
Date Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:13:55 GMT
Max, should I redirect all InAppBrowser issues to you if you're already on it?

Here's some thoughts:
 * I think that it needs to be broken out into multiple classes.  The
InAppWebView is becoming non-trivial, and probably should have its own
 * I can tweak the UI so that it's a bit better.  I don't like the
black background, and it should have a refresh button, not just a done

That being said, we should encourage people to just use the browser
intent on Android as much as possible.  I know that on iOS that
InAppBrowser makes sense, but there's a lot of cases where it really
just should open Chrome and viewing it in our own thing just looks

On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 1:38 PM, Michal Mocny <> wrote:
> +Max who has been finding some issues with what we have and trying to fix
> them one by one.  I'de love to see some UI sprucing, and I can't speak
> specifically to the drawables.
> You suggest that we use accounts on the device as a plugin, well our team
> has done just that with the chrome.identity plugin which is available for
> vanilla cordova apps:
> That plugin specifically is getting a lot effort put into it from Max right
> now, so if there are any limitations just bring them up.
> -Michal
> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 1:27 PM, Joe Bowser <> wrote:
>> Hey
>> It's come to my attention that InAppBrowser is terrible
>> 1. We keep getting UI Thread errors
>> 2. The UI is awful (on Android)
>> 3. We can now move drawables in plugins
>> So, I propose that we do a re-write of InAppBrowser and add the
>> ability to move drawable resources to plugman. Even though I think
>> that InAppBrowser sucks and that we should have plugins to use
>> different accounts on the device instead of Web OAuth, we're stuck
>> with this until someone gets around to actually doing it.
>> So, Are people cool with this plugin getting re-worked?
>> Joe

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