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Cordova Plugin for managing contacts

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ContactsX Cordova Plugin

Maintenance npm version

This Cordova Plugin is for managing Contacts. Why use this Plugin and not the "Official" one. Well, first: it's deprectated and no more work will be done there. Second (and more important): it uses a deprecated Library in iOS.

This Plugin is in active development!

Donate

This and other Open-Source Cordova Plugins are developed in my free time. To help ensure this plugin is kept updated, new features are added and bugfixes are implemented quickly, please donate a couple of dollars (or a little more if you can stretch) as this will help me to afford to dedicate time to its maintenance. Please consider donating if you're using this plugin in an app that makes you money, if you're being paid to make the app, if you're asking for new features or priority bug fixes.

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Install

Requirements

  • cordova >= 9.0.0
  • cordova-android >= 9.0.0
  • ios >= 9
  • android >= 22

Android

iOS

This Plugin is developed in Swift and automaticaly adds the Plugin to Support Swift.

I developed it, testing with cordova-ios@6.1.0.

Environment Variables

iOS

The iOS platform defines:

  • NSContactsUsageDescription: This app requires access to the contacts to manage them.

You can easily change it, by configure your config.xml by:

<edit-config file="*-Info.plist" mode="merge" target="NSContactsUsageDescription">
    <string>your text</string>
</edit-config>

Usage

The plugin is available via a global variable named window.ContactsX. A TypeScript definition is included out of the Box. You can import it like this:

import ContactsX from 'cordova-plugin-contacts-x';

Failure Callbacks

If an Error appeared this Plugin returns an Object in the failureCallback, that always has the following Structure:

{
  "code": 0,
  "message": "Some additional Info"
}

The code is one of the Error Codes and always present, while the message can be empty. This is mostly something like an Exception Message.

Error Codes

The following Error Codes can be fired by this Plugin:

  • UnsupportedAction
  • WrongJsonObject
  • PermissionDenied
  • UnknownError

They can be accessed over window.ContactsX.ErrorCodes and are present in the TypeScript definition too of course.

Api

The list of available methods for this plugin is described below.

hasPermission

Parameters:

  • Success Callback
  • Error Callback
window.ContactsX.hasPermission(function(success) {
  console.log(success);
}, function (error) {
  console.error(error);
});

SuccessType:

This Method returns an Object with the following field:

  • read (boolean) has read permission
  • write (boolean) has write permission

Quirks

Apple only has one Permission, so in iOS read and write are always the same value.

requestPermission

Request Contact Permission

Parameters:

  • Success Callback
  • Error Callback
window.ContactsX.requestPermission(function(success) {
  console.log(success);
}, function (error) {
  console.error(error);
});

SuccessType:

Same SuccessType as hasPermission()

requestWritePermission

Request Contact Write Permission (android only)

Parameters:

  • Success Callback
  • Error Callback
window.ContactsX.requestWritePermission(function(success) {
  console.log(success);
}, function (error) {
  console.error(error);
});

SuccessType:

Same SuccessType as hasPermission()

find

Find Contacts by given options. If you don't set a field to true, it is not included or empty in the result

Parameters:

  • Success Callback
  • Error Callback
  • Options:
    • fields:
      • displayName (boolean) - Android only, default: true
      • firstName (boolean) - default: true
      • middleName (boolean) - default: true
      • familyName (boolean) - default: true
      • phoneNumbers (boolean)
      • emails (boolean)
window.ContactsX.find(function(success) {
  console.log(success);
}, function (error) {
  console.error(error);
}, {
  fields: {
    phoneNumbers: true
  }
});

SuccessType:

This Method returns an Array of ContactX.

pick

Launches the Contact Picker to select a single contact. Currently, all available fields are returned.

Parameters:

  • Success Callback
  • Error Callback
window.ContactsX.pick(function(success) {
  console.log(success);
}, function (error) {
  console.error(error);
});

SuccessType:

This Method returns a single ContactX object.

save

Save or update a contact. If you provide the id the contact will be updated. (remember to add rawId on android also).

Parameters:

  • contact (ContactX)
  • Success Callback
  • Error Callback
window.ContactsX.save(
  {
    firstName: "Hans",
    familyName: "Test",
    phoneNumebers: [{
      type: "mobile",
      value: "110"
    }]
  },
  function(success) {
    console.log(success);
  },
  function (error) {
  console.error(error);
});

SuccessType:

This Method returns the final ContactX object.

delete

Delete a contact by id

Parameters:

  • id (string)
  • Success Callback
  • Error Callback
window.ContactsX.delete("some_id",
  function(success) {
    console.log(success);
  },
  function (error) {
  console.error(error);
});

Objects

ContactX

  • id (string) - a unique identifier
  • displayName (string) - Android only
  • firstName (string)
  • middleName (string)
  • familyName (string)
  • phoneNumbers (ContactXPhoneNumber[])
  • emails (ContactXEmail[])

ContactXPhoneNumber

  • id (string)
  • type (string)
  • value (string)

ContactXEmail

  • id (string)
  • type (string)
  • value (string)

Changelog

The full Changelog is available here

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