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    Pollfish Cordova/PhoneGap plugin

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    Cordova/PhoneGap plugin to allow integration of Pollfish surveys into Android and iOS apps.

    Pollfish is a mobile monetization platform delivering surveys instead of ads through mobile apps. Developers get paid per completed surveys through their apps.


    • Android 10+ using Google Play Services
    • iOS version 7.0+
    • Apache Cordova v3.0.4+

    Quick Guide

    • Create Pollfish developer account, create new app and grap it's API key
    • Install Pollfish plugin and call init function
    • Set to Release mode and release in Store
    • Update your app's privacy policy

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    Steps Analytically

    1. Obtain a Developer Account

    Register as a Developer at

    2. Add new app in Pollfish panel and copy the given API Key

    Login at and add a new app at Pollfish panel in section My Apps and copy the given API key for this app to use later in your init function in your app.

    3. Installing the plugin

    To add Pollfish plugin just type:

    cordova plugin add com.pollfish.cordova

    To add Pollfish plugin to Ionic 3

    ionic cordova plugin add com.pollfish.cordova

    To remove Pollfish plugin type:

    cordova plugin remove com.pollfish.cordova

    In iOS if pollfish framework is not added automatically you may need to add it manually to your XCode project. In Xcode, select the target that you want to use and in the Build Phases tab expand the Link Binary With Libraries section. Press the + button, and press Add other… In the dialog box that appears, go to the Pollfish framework’s location (located in /src/ios/framework) and select it. The project will appear at the top of the Link Binary With Libraries section and will also be added to your project files (left-hand pane). The framework is a folder and you should add the whole folder into your project.

    4. Initialize Pollfish

    Init function takes the following parameters:

    1. debugMode: - Choose Debug or Release Mode
    2. customMode: - Init or custom init
    3. api_key: - Your API Key (from step 2)
    4. pos: - The Position where you wish to place the Pollfish indicator. There are four different options {Position.TOP_LEFT, Position.BOTTOM_LEFT, Position.MIDDLE_LEFT, Position.TOP_RIGHT, Position.BOTTOM_RIGHT, Position.MIDDLE_RIGHT}
    5. padding: - The padding (in dp) from top or bottom according to Position of the indicator specified before (0 is the default value – |*if used in MIDDLE position, padding is calculating from top).

    For example:

    var debugMode = true;
    var customMode = false;
    var api_key = "YOUR_API_KEY";
    var pos=pollfishplugin.Position.TOP_LEFT;
    var padding = 50;
    pollfishplugin.init (debugMode,customMode,api_key,pos,padding);

    Debug Vs Release Mode

    You can use Pollfish either in Debug or in Release mode.

    • Debug mode is used to show to the developer how Pollfish will be shown through an app (useful during development and testing).
    • Release mode is the mode to be used for a released app (start receiving paid surveys).

    Note: In Android debugMode parameter is ignored. Your app turns into debug mode once it is signed with a debug key. If you sign your app with a release key it automatically turns into Release mode.

    Note: Be careful to turn the debugMode parameter to false when you release your app in a relevant app store!!

    init Vs custom init

    • init function is the standard way of using Pollfish in your apps. Using init function enables controlling the behavior of Pollfish in an app from Pollfish panel.

    • custom init function ignores Pollfish behavior from Pollfish panel. It always skips showing Pollfish indicator (small red rectangle) and always force open Pollfish view to app users. This method is usually used when app developers want to incentivize first somehow their users before completing surveys to increase completion rates. Both init and customInit functions have the same arguments.

    4.1 Other Init functions (optional)

    Passing custom parameter for server to server postback calls

    If you need to pass a custom parameter (for example a UUID as registered in your system) through Pollfish init function within the SDK and receive it back with Server to Server, survey completed postback call you can use

    For example:

    var debugMode = true;
    var customMode = false;
    var api_key = "YOUR_API_KEY";
    var pos=pollfishplugin.Position.TOP_LEFT;
    var padding = 50;
    var requestUUID = "my_uuid";
    pollfishplugin.initWithRequestUUID (debugMode,customMode,api_key,pos,padding,requestUUID);

    5. Update your Privacy Policy

    Add the following paragraph to your app's privacy policy

    Survey Serving Technology

    This app uses Pollfish SDK. Pollfish is an on-line survey platform, through which, anyone may conduct surveys. Pollfish collaborates with Developers of applications for smartphones in order to have access to users of such applications and address survey questionnaires to them. When a user connects to this app, a specific set of user’s device data (including Advertising ID which will may be processed by Pollfish only in strict compliance with google play policies- and/or other device data) and response meta-data (including information about the apps which the user has installed in his mobile phone) is automatically sent to Pollfish servers, in order for Pollfish to discern whether the user is eligible for a survey. For a full list of data received by Pollfish through this app, please read carefully Pollfish respondent terms located at These data will be associated with your answers to the questionnaires whenever Pollfish sents such questionnaires to eligible users. By downloading the application you accept this privacy policy document and you hereby give your consent for the processing by Pollfish of the aforementioned data. Furthermore, you are informed that you may disable Pollfish operation at any time by using the Pollfish “opt out section” available on Pollfish website . We once more invite you to check the respondent’s terms of use, if you wish to have more detailed view of the way Pollfish works.


    6. Handling orientation changes (optional)

    If your app supports both orientations you should listen for the orientation event and initialise Pollfish again.

    For example:

    document.addEventListener("orientationchange", app.updateOrientation,false);
    updateOrientation: function () {
        pollfishplugin.init (debugmode,customMode,api_key,pos,padding);

    7. Handling application entering to foreground (optional)

    You should handle the event when your app is entering to foreground in order to initialise Pollfish again by listening to the relevant event.

    For example:

    document.addEventListener("resume", app.onResume, false);
    onResume: function () {
        pollfishplugin.init (debugmode,customMode,api_key,pos,padding);

    8. Implement Pollfish event listeners

    8.1 Get notified when a Pollfish survey is received (optional)

    You can be notified when a Pollfish survey is received.

    For example:

    surveyReceivedEvent: function(id) {
       console.log("Pollfish Survey Received - playfulSurveys: " + id.playfulSurveys + " surveyPrice: " + id.surveyPrice);

    8.2 Get notified when a Pollfish survey is completed (optional)

    You can be notified when a Pollfish survey is completed.

    For example:

    surveyCompletedEvent: function(id) {
       console.log("Pollfish Survey Completed - playfulSurveys: " + id.playfulSurveys + " surveyPrice: " + id.surveyPrice);

    8.3 Get notified when a user is not eligible for a Pollfish survey (optional)

    You can be notified when a user is not eligible for a Pollfish survey.

    For example:

    userNotEligibleEvent: function(id) {
     console.log("Pollfish User Not Eligible");

    8.4 Get notified when a Pollfish survey is not available (optional)

    You can be notified when a Pollfish survey is not available

    For example:

    surveyNotAvailableEvent: function(id) {
     console.log("Pollfish Survey not available");

    8.5 Get notified when a Pollfish survey panel is open (optional)

    You can be notified when Pollfish survey panel is open

    For example:

    pollfishPanelOpenEvent: function(id) {
     console.log("Pollfish Survey panel is open");

    8.6 Get notified when a Pollfish survey panel is closed (optional)

    You can be notified when Pollfish survey panel is closed

    For example:

    pollfishPanelClosedEvent: function(id) {
     console.log("Pollfish Survey panel is closed");

    9. Other actions (optional)

    9.1 Manually show Pollfish panel

    You can manually hide and show Pollfish from your various UIVIewControllers. by calling anywhere after initialization:

    For example:




    9.2 Set user attributes (optional)

    You can set attributes that you receive from your app regarding a user in order to receive a better fill rate and higher priced surveys.

    For example:

    var userAttributes = {};
    userAttributes['FacebookID'] = 'My Facebook';
    userAttributes['LinkedInID'] = 'My LinkedIn';


    If you want to have a look at sample code on how you can call and use Pollfish plugin in your app, you can a review files located at test/index.js and test/index.html

    More Info

    For more information on setting up Cordova see the documentation

    For more info about Pollfish please check Pollfish Website


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