Cordova Device Plugin
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This plugin defines a global
device object, which describes the device's hardware and software.
Although the object is in the global scope, it is not available until after the
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cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-device
Get the version of Cordova running on the device.
device.model returns the name of the device's model or
product. The value is set by the device manufacturer and may be
different across versions of the same product.
// Android: Nexus One returns "Passion" (Nexus One code name)// Motorola Droid returns "voles"// BlackBerry: Torch 9800 returns "9800"// Browser: Google Chrome returns "Chrome"// Safari returns "Safari"// iOS: for the iPad Mini, returns iPad2,5; iPhone 5 is iPhone 5,1. See// OSX: returns "x86_64"//var model = devicemodel;
Passion, and Motorola Droid returns
Get the device's operating system name.
var string = deviceplatform;
// Depending on the device, a few examples are:// - "Android"// - "BlackBerry 10"// - "browser"// - "iOS"// - "WinCE"// - "Tizen"// - "Mac OS X"var devicePlatform = deviceplatform;
Windows Phone 7 devices report the platform as
Windows Phone 8 devices report the platform as
Get the device's Universally Unique Identifier (UUID).
var string = deviceuuid;
The details of how a UUID is generated are determined by the device manufacturer and are specific to the device's platform or model.
// Android: Returns a random 64-bit integer (as a string, again!)// The integer is generated on the device's first boot//// BlackBerry: Returns the PIN number of the device// This is a nine-digit unique integer (as a string, though!)//// iPhone: (Paraphrased from the UIDevice Class documentation)// Returns the [UIDevice identifierForVendor] UUID which is unique and the same for all apps installed by the same vendor. However the UUID can be different if the user deletes all apps from the vendor and then reinstalls it.// Windows Phone 7 : Returns a hash of device+current user,// if the user is not defined, a guid is generated and will persist until the app is uninstalled// Tizen: returns the device IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity or IMEI is a number// unique to every GSM and UMTS mobile phone.var deviceID = deviceuuid;
uuid on iOS uses the identifierForVendor property. It is unique to the device across the same vendor, but will be different for different vendors and will change if all apps from the vendor are deleted and then reinstalled.
Refer here for details.
The UUID will be the same if app is restored from a backup or iCloud as it is saved in preferences. Users using older versions of this plugin will still receive the same previous UUID generated by another means as it will be retrieved from preferences.
uuid on OSX is generated automatically if it does not exist yet and is stored in the
standardUserDefaults in the
uuid for Windows Phone 7 requires the permission
ID_CAP_IDENTITY_DEVICE. Microsoft will likely deprecate this
property soon. If the capability is not available, the application
generates a persistent guid that is maintained for the duration of the
application's installation on the device.
Get the operating system version.
var string = device.version;
// Android: Froyo OS would return "2.2"// Eclair OS would return "2.1", "2.0.1", or "2.0"// Version can also return update level "2.1-update1"//// BlackBerry: Torch 9800 using OS 6.0 would return "18.104.22.1680"//// Browser: Returns version number for the browser//// iPhone: iOS 3.2 returns "3.2"//// Windows Phone 7: returns current OS version number, ex. on Mango returns 7.10.7720// Windows 8: return the current OS version, ex on Windows 8.1 returns 6.3.9600.16384// Tizen: returns "TIZEN_20120425_2"// OSX: El Capitan would return "10.11.2"//var deviceVersion = deviceversion;
Get the device's manufacturer.
var string = device.manufacturer;
// Android: Motorola XT1032 would return "motorola"// BlackBerry: returns "BlackBerry"// iPhone: returns "Apple"//var deviceManufacturer = devicemanufacturer;
whether the device is running on a simulator.
var isSim = deviceisVirtual;
isVirtual property on OS X always returns false.
Get the device hardware serial number (SERIAL).
var string = deviceserial;