Hybrid Mobile Actions

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1 Introduction

The Hybrid Mobile Actions module contains the following nanoflow actions that can be used for hybrid mobile applications:

Category Action
Authentication Is biometric authentication supported
Biometric authentication
Calendar Open calendar
Save calendar event
Camera Take picture
Scan barcode
Clipboard Get clipboard content
Set clipboard content
Contacts Save contact
Search contacts
Select contact
Mobile Get device info
Vibrate
Network Is connected
Is cellular connection
Is Wi-Fi connection

2 Dependencies

The actions above are dependent on Cordova phonegap plugins. Most dependencies are already provided in the standard template. When building your hybrid mobile app, make sure you add and enable the dependencies by first enabling in Permissions by selecting the following:

  • Calendar
  • Camera
  • Photo Library
  • Contacts

Next, add the following snippet to the custom Phonegap/Cordova configuration:

<plugin name="cordova-plugin-android-fingerprint-auth" source="npm" spec="1.5.0" /> <plugin name="cordova-plugin-touch-id" source="npm" spec="3.4.0" /> <plugin name="cordova-clipboard" source="npm" spec="1.3.0" /> <plugin name="cordova-plugin-media" source="npm" spec="5.0.2" />

Note that the standard config.xml template already includes cordova-plugin-contacts, but due to a permission structure change for Android 9 that causes a crash on saving, it has to be replaced by the following snippet:

<plugin name="cordova-plugin-contacts" spec="https://github.com/mendixlabs/cordova-plugin-contacts.git#3.0.2" />

These configurations can also be set when building a custom build package.