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From Andrew Grieve <>
Subject Re: Why no onStart/onStop for Cordova Android plugins?
Date Mon, 09 Mar 2015 16:05:55 GMT
I see no reason we couldn't add onStart / onStop.

As an aside, if you're okay with supporting only ICS+, you can use
Application.registerActivityLifecycleCallbacks() as a work-around.

On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 11:23 AM, Homer, Tony <> wrote:

> I assumed that this must have been discussed at some point, but I couldn’t
> find anything in the list archives or JIRA.
> I’m guessing that there might be some practical issues with onStart/onStop
> and plugin loading timing, but it seems like if there are issues like this
> they could be addressed somehow.
> I’m asking about this because we have an internal request to enable apps
> to override onStart/onStop in the Intel XDK build system in order to
> support plugins that want to handle onStart/onStop.
> My initial response was “why not use onResume/onPause”, but some plugin
> authors apparently believe that onStart/onStop are the lifecycle events
> they need.
> For example, the Flurry plugin instructions direct users to override
> onStart and onStop in their activity in order to handle onStop:
> There are other analytics plugins that want to know about onStart/onStop
> instead of onPause/onResume.
> Obviously it is possible to modify your activity in order to do this in
> your project, but if this capability is important, it should be possible
> without abandoning the Cordova Way.
> So I was wondering what you guys think?
> onPause/onResume should be good enough for anyone?
> onStart/onStop are edge cases that users need to handle by modifying their
> activity?
> onStart/onStop cannot be handled by plugins due to timing issues?
> Thanks!
> Tony
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