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From "Terence M. Bandoian" <>
Subject Re: [Android] Oops...we screwed up in Cordova-Android 5.0.x
Date Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:20:45 GMT
Do it right.  Damn the fallout.


On 11/27/2015 4:51 PM, Joe Bowser wrote:
> Hey
> So, I just came back from Android Dev Summit, and it turns out that we
> didn't figure out how to use the
> method shouldShowRequestPermissionRationale().  Here's the use case that we
> didn't figure out:
> If a user refuses a permission twice, they have the option of not showing
> the permission prompt ever again.  Basically, this is bad, and the user
> should probably use the first callback to explain why this is an issue.
> That said, if the user requests the permission a second time, Android Best
> Practices state that we should call shouldShowRequestPermissionRationale()
> and check to see if it was refused the first time, explain that the
> permission requires this permission, and then prompt.
> Right now, we can't do that easily without adding an additional API call on
> the CordovaInterface.  I think that any changes to CordovaInterface should
> automatically prompt a major version update, so I don't want to do this.
> So, what should we do with this call? Ignore it? Call it inside the plugin,
> and have each plugin handle this independently?  I think that we should
> have probably caught this when we were wishing we could explain why we were
> requesting certain permissions on our plugins, but hindsight is always
> 20/20.
> So, thoughts on what we should do about this?  Make do without it?
> Joe

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