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Application Insights plugin for Apache Cordova apps

This plugin allows you to add an Application Insights to your Apache Cordova app. Application Insights is a techonogy that sends telemetry from your app to the Azure portal.

More info about Application Insights technology could be found here

To use this plugin you'll need an account in Microsoft Azure. You might already have access to a group account through your organization, or you might want to get a Pay-as-you-go account. (While Application Insights is in Preview, it's free.)

For more API documentation see sample application and JSDoc for exposed functionality stored in www subfolder.

Supported platforms

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows

Sample usage

Application Insights API is available through window.appInsights object. To start using it you don't have to initialize it, just start calling its' methods

// This will send a custom-defined event to your appInsights account
var eventData = { ButtonId: "trackSingleEvent", Timestamp: new Date() };
appInsights.trackEvent('click', eventData);
// This will send data about how long some action is performed
// Emulate some long-running action through `setTimeout`
setTimeout(function () {
     // When task is finished, call 'stopTrackEvent' with the same event as in 'startTrackEvent'
}, 10000);
// This will send an exception information to your appInsights account
try {
    // Do some logic here which may
    throw new Error("Sample Error");
} catch (err) {
    // Catch an error and send it to appInsights

More information about AppInsights API could be found here

Installation Instructions


To build and run sample application

  • Clone this repository into a directory of your choice

    git clone

  • Create a cordova project and add the platforms you want to support

    cordova create AppInsightsSample --copy-from="cordova-plugin-appinsights/sample"

    cd AppInsightsSample

    cordova platform add android

    cordova platform add windows

    cordova platform add ios

  • Add the plugin to your project

    cordova plugin add ../cordova-plugin-appinsights --variable INSTRUMENTATION_KEY=<your_key>

  • Set up intrumentation key for AppInsights API. Modify the following line in config.xml file at the project root

    <preference name="instrumentation_key" value="$INSTRUMENTATION_KEY">

replace $INSTRUMENTATION_KEY with your key.

  • optional: install battery and network status plugins to track their events to AppInsights as well.

    cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-battery-status cordova-plugin-network-information

  • Build and run application: cordova run.


Copyright (c) Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. See License.txt in the project root for license information.

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