[InAppBrowser Plugin] Pdf Url not renedering in Android

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Published on 2018-09-26 by OutSystems R&D
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Published on 2018-09-26 by OutSystems R&D

Good day,

We are using the Inapp Browser plugin to reference to external URLs on our website.  Some of these are pdf documents.  In iOS this works perfectly fine, however, in Android, the pdf URLs don't render.  All the other pages renders though.  Our platform is in the cloud.


Hey, Esther,

Well, that makes sense: while iOS' Safari opens PDFs natively, Android's browser doesn't (including Chrome).

After looking around, people have found ways around it: either use a file opener to open on the device's PDF viewer, a JS library to open right on the browser (although it might be slower).

None of these are supported, but could solve the problem for you. Let us know how it went!