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PhoneGap 4 Mobile Application Development Cookbook by Zainul Setyo Pamungkas

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Installing API plugins

A plugin is a piece of add-on code that provides an interface for native components. A plugin contains native code and a JavaScript interface. Using plugins, we can access native features using JavaScript code. We can get access to a camera, a file browser, geolocation, and so on by calling the PhoneGap JavaScript API.

How to do it…

The PhoneGap CLI allows us to manage plugins easily from the command line. Adding new plugins and removing existing plugins is easy now. We don't have to download and configure a plugin for each platform that we are targeting. Prior to PhoneGap 3, plugin management was a pain.

Adding plugins

When creating a new PhoneGap project, PhoneGap doesn't include any plugins in the project. It makes our initial ...

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