Register Mobile APP to handle files

Register Mobile APP to handle files



I'm trying to make an Outsystems application on P10 that registers as a target to send PDF files to. The user would be browsing his email, he would click a PDF and if he didn't specify a default program he would get the following dialog at least on Android:

Then the app would somehow process that intent - hopefully by calling a screen or a client action in logic.

The app must be a P10 app - forking Outsystems Now and editing the XML is not an option at this time.

The closest I've seen to do this in cordova is here:

But I don't think I can use this as is. Can this be done currently on Outsystems? And if so can you point me in the right direction?

Thank you

Hi Ricardo,

I think to be able to do this you would need a Cordova plug-in. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be one yet in the Forge. I think there must be some documentation on how to create one's own Cordova plugin and use it, but I can't find it right now.

Hi Ricardo,

Here you can find the documentation on how to add you own Cordova plugin.

Best Regards,
Martijn Habraken

Ah, yes, that's the page I was looking for. Thanks Martijn!

Thank you both for your replies. 

I'll try to create a cordova plugin with the required hooks and report back on how it goes. Hopefully it will be at least an half decent plugin and a good contribution for the forge as I believe this feature may be used elsewhere.

Ricardo Cebola