BackgroundGeolocation plugin not installed

#1

I’m trying to use the BackgroundGeolocation plugin by following the example code on http://ionicframework.com/docs/v2/native/backgroundgeolocation.

However, when calling the configure function I get the error below:

Native: tried calling BackgroundGeolocation.configure, but the BackgroundGeolocation plugin is not installed.

The plugin is indeed installed as per instructions (ionic plugin add cordova-plugin-mauron85-background-geolocation). I can see the plugin in the plugins folder, deleting and reinstalling it doesn’t help. So far I haven’t seen this behaviour (Ionic complaining that a plugin isn’t installed when it actually is installed) and am a bit lost about fixing it. Please help.

Edit: This error occurs when running on an Android device.

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#2

Are you checking it in the browser?

#3

Im having same problem … is someone having it working on ionic 2 beta10?

#4

I’ve got the same issue as well.

#5

i have been having this problem for the past 2 weeks. I dont know what the cause is, in case anyone gets as a solution before i do, please do share.

Thanks

#6

Hi,
I get the same error…
Did you fix it ?

#7

Same issue with cordova camera plugin. (Ionic 2 beta 10)

#8

There seems to be a few posts in relation to other plugins reporting the same issue. Are the Ionic team able to look into this?

#9

I don’t remember where I’ve seen this, but it was some configuration error/typo in background-geolocation.js.

Something like:


pluginRef: ‘plugin.backgroundGeoLocation’ => should be pluginRef: ‘plugin.backgroundGeolocation’

Try to use the latest ionic-native:

package.json:

{
“ionic-native”: “1.3.8”,
}

Cheers

#10

@devnullrandom, so I should basically change ionic-native in package.json to

{
“ionic-native”: “1.3.8”,
}

and then run npm install command in terminal right?

#11

@devnullrandom, Thanks a lot for your response, background geolocation now works like a charm. Cheers.

#12

hey, can I get some more information? I changed the package.json ionic-native to 1.3.8 (which is not even a version thats been created yet) and did an npm install, no success

#13

Please check that you are doing the right thing. Can you post a copy of your package.json so I can see and verify. ionic-native is now beyond 1.3.10 version. Please check your info very well. If you create a new ionic 2 project with updated dependencies as of today, ionic-native shows this “version”: “1.3.21” as the most recent version.

#14
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#15

Then you may proceed with this or use more recent versions. What you need to do next is do an npm install from the terminal in your project root directory.

#16

There is no “ionic-native” in my package.json

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    "@angular/core": "7.0.1",
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