I’m using ionic with cordova (v3.3) file api. Using ion tabs with 2 tabs, 1st tab is default shown when app launch. 1st tab, upon launch, it will invoke cordova file api, I.e using window.requestFileSystem(localfilesystem.PERSISTENT,…,…).
Upon launch, the file api methods and localfilesystem is undefined. But if I swithch to 2nd tab and then go back tab1, then there is no “undefined” error. It seems to me the cordova file plugin doesn’t kick in earlier, but only after I tap on 2nd tab and back to 1st tab.
What could be the reason? How can I resolve it so that when app launch, the 1st tab can access cordova file api?
I didnt use ionicplatform.ready. I also didnt use $q defer/promise for the file api service. Are these relevant to the issue I’m facing?