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    cordova-plugin-inappbrowser-wkwebview
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    1.0.7 • Public • Published

    cordova-plugin-inappbrowser-wkwebview

    • This is a fork of cordova-plugin-inappbrowser
    • It uses the the newer WKWebview to power the InAppBrowser, in contrast to cordova-plugin-inappbrowser which still currently uses the legacy UIWebView.
    • Only the iOS platform has been changed from the original cordova-plugin-inappbrowser.
    • The plugin supports iOS 9 and above
      • While WKWebView was introduced in iOS 8, it contained critical bugs making it effectively unusable for Cordova-based apps

    Some advantages of using WKWebView over UIWebView include:

    • Performance: graphic-intensive operations such as WebGL run much faster and more efficiently in WKWebView.
    • Stability: WKWebView has many improvements which leads to up to 70% less crashes.
    • Shared cookies: setting a cookie in an IAB window makes it available in the main Cordova Webview and vice-versa. This is especially useful for cookies that store authentication credentials since they will be preserved between IAB sessions.

    Installation

    cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-inappbrowser-wkwebview
    cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-wkwebview-engine
    
    • This plugin depends on cordova-plugin-wkwebview-engine which adds WKWebView support to Cordova.
    • You need to add this (or a variant) manually to your project
    • This means the main Cordova app Webview will also use WKWebView on iOS 9+.

    Example app

    cordova-plugin-inappbrowser-wkwebview-test contains a Cordova project which builds an iOS test app to validate/illustrate usage of this plugin.

    Related plugin

    cordova-plugin-inappbrowser-popup-bridge is an extension of this plugin which adds support for Braintree's PopupBridge libraries for Android and iOS to support PayPal payments within the context of the InappBrowser element of a Cordova-based app.

    Plugin usage and API

    The plugin API is identical to cordova-plugin-inappbrowser.

    Install

    npm i cordova-plugin-inappbrowser-wkwebview

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    Version

    1.0.7

    License

    Apache-2.0

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    Collaborators

    • davealden