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Camera issue on Android tablet using Phonegap.

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  • Camera issue on Android tablet using Phonegap.

    I have used phonegap to create native looking apps using the Alpha Anywhere as the 'backend' application.
    When installed, camera feature works works fine for the iOS devices (tested on iPhone and iPad).
    But the camera does not show-up as an option on the Android device when installed on the Android device (latest Nexus 7).
    Here, when the take picture button is clicked within the app, it shows the options photo gallery, Drive, QuickOffice HD, Choose Music Track [to select a picture?], but no camera is shown.
    But, it does works fine on this same Android device when the Chrome browser is used and the URL directly pointed to the Alpha Anywhere server (without the phonegap app)?

    (note: When I created the app on the Alpha Anywhere, I used the CSS as iOS on the high level project properties (high level).)

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    Re: Camera issue on Android tablet using Phonegap.

    Did anyone had any issues on Android for taking pictures using its camera - app was created using the phonegap build for Alpha Application?
    As mentioned it works fine when I use just the browser on Nexus 7. But camera does not show up when using the phonegap build app on the same device. do you think:
    1) It is permission/security issue on camera and browser has all the permission and not my app (if so I did not figure out where to turn off/on)
    2) Do I need to add any extra libraries in the config.xml or index.html/index.a5w files? (my config file has just the splash and icon info currently)
    3) ...

    I am using the 'Image Upload' - Alpha's delivered Action Javascript on the button. Phonebuild works fine on ipad/iphone. Everything except camera works fine on Android.
    Please help.

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    • #3
      Re: Camera issue on Android tablet using Phonegap.

      Any help please?

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        Re: Camera issue on Android tablet using Phonegap.

        I believe you need to add permissions for your device into your config.xml file for anything you want to do on a mobile device. i have these in my config file, amongst other settings...

        Code:
        <feature name="http://api.phonegap.com/1.0/camera"/>
        <feature name="http://api.phonegap.com/1.0/frontcamera"/>

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        • #5
          Re: Camera issue on Android tablet using Phonegap.

          Thanks!

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          • #6
            Re: Camera issue on Android tablet using Phonegap.

            JPMPA


            Did this fix the problem????????????????????


            Mark Moss

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            • #7
              Re: Camera issue on Android tablet using Phonegap.

              Mark, I had to jump to a different project temporarily and so could not test. Will keep you updated.

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