Ionic-native cordova error


#1

I am trying to use Push notifications in an Ionic 2 ts project. I have followed the quick guide in this post to get webpack working:


Now when I try to call Push.init, it does so and then gives this warning message

Native: tried calling Push.init, but Cordova is not available. Make sure to include cordova.js or run in a device/simulator

when I use ionic serve. Even when I uncomment the cordova.js script html tags I get this error. I understand that Push notifications haven’t been tested in Ionic 2 but I think this is related to something else since the error is about cordova. How can I get ionic-native to see cordova?


#2

Like the error message mentioned, you’re trying to use cordova but it is not available. This is because you’re trying to use a cordova plugin in your browser (ionic servce). To my recollection, cordova is not accessible when you’re working in a browser. You should deploy your app to your device/emulator, then the cordova plugins should work.


#3

So if i use browser i can’t access to cordova plugins unless i open url in iOs safari?


#4

You’re building hybrid app using ionic, not web app. Cordova is there to provide interface/bridge for browser engine to interact with device native api, which include, Push. If you’re building a web app, you can’t access device push because normal browser don’t provide those interface. Like myself, I hardly ever touch browser for development. Instead, I build directly on device and use remote debugging to view any error.


#5

How do you do that? Do you have an ANT Task for that or any commands? Thanks in advance


#6

How do you do what? Need context.


#7

How do he builds directly on device and use remote debugging instead of working with the browser?

What such a workflow would look like? Might sound obvious but from a beginner’s point of view it’s hard to understand at first.

I work with the browser and use ionic serve and that’s it, for example, would love to know more. Unfortunately my professor is unable to answer most of the questions i have and youtube isn’t helping.

I’m working on my first real app and now i want to be able to open a picture full-screen, simple right? I added this https://ionicframework.com/docs/native/photo-viewer/

And i can’t see any difference, stuff isn’t working, and i’m getting this error:
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#8

What I do is use Chrome’s Developer Tools. It has a “remote devices” option that allows attaching to apps running on device. There are probably Ionic CLI ways of running it, but I just use ionic cordova build android and adb install.

Native plugins, with a few exceptions, won’t work in a browser at all, and I don’t think any of them work under ionic serve.


#9

@rapropos Basically you build the app and then install it on your phone and test it manually, right? It’s the only way to test Cordova plugins?