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App Launcher

Simple Cordova plugin to see if other apps are installed and launch them.

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$ npm install cordova-plugin-app-launcher $ npm install @ionic-native/app-launcher $ ionic cap sync

Supported Platforms#

  • Android
  • iOS



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import { AppLauncher, AppLauncherOptions } from '@ionic-native/app-launcher/ngx';import { Platform } from '@ionic/angular';
constructor(private appLauncher: AppLauncher, private platform: Platform) { }
const options: AppLauncherOptions = {}
if('ios')) {  options.uri = 'fb://'} else {  options.packageName = 'com.facebook.katana'}
this.appLauncher.canLaunch(options)  .then((canLaunch: boolean) => console.log('Facebook is available'))  .catch((error: any) => console.error('Facebook is not available'));