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From Shazron <>
Subject Re: Major Issue: Application often restarts when using Camera and Media Capture plugins.
Date Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:06:12 GMT
Not sure. It's best to file an issue at:

... so it can be tracked and evaluated by the devs, and you can be notified.

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On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 10:51 AM, Marc Syp <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Can someone tell me if this is an issue that Cordova can address?  It
> appears that there is a common failure that happens when Cordova apps are
> put in the background to use the Camera or Media Capture plugins... the
> Android activity service appears to look for memory to free up and kills
> the Cordova activity, so that when the user completes the capture task the
> app RESTARTS.  See SO thread here:
> This is a total UX fail and would very likely prevent me from releasing my
> Cordova app.  People don't take kindly to their photos getting lost.  I am
> using Cordova 3.3 and a somewhat older version of the Capture plugin as an
> upgrade a month ago caused breaking changes and I rolled back.  Anyway, it
> appears that at some point someone created a custom plugin called
> foreground camera that never allowed the app to go into onStop state, which
> fixed the problem:
> Unfortunately, this custom plugin is horribly out of date (Cordova 2.4).
>  Is it possible for the native Cordova plugins to be modified to prevent
> this terrible restart behavior?  Are there any plans to doing so?  Or is it
> only possible by creating a completely new camera plug-in, from scratch,
> one that doesn't use the native camera application?
> Thanks for your time.
> Marc

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