Cordova Quick Start Guide

Steps to Install

Grab the Account ID and Token values from the Settings page of your CleverTap Dashboard.

Cordova Integration

Follow the steps below to get started with SDK integration for your Cordova app:

Step 1: Add the Cordova plugin using the following command in your command line interface:

cordova plugin add https://github.com/CleverTap/clevertap-cordova.git --variable CLEVERTAP_ACCOUNT_ID="YOUR CLEVERTAP ACCOUNT ID" --variable CLEVERTAP_TOKEN="YOUR CLEVERTAP ACCOUNT TOKEN"

Step 2: Add the following XML tags to your www/config.xml file.

<preference name="android-build-tool" value="gradle" />

<gap:plugin name="clevertap-cordova" source="npm">
    <param name="CLEVERTAP_ACCOUNT_ID" value="YOUR CLEVERTAP ACCOUNT ID" />
    <param name="CLEVERTAP_TOKEN" value="YOUR CLEVERTAP ACCOUNT TOKEN" />
    <param name="GCM_PROJECT_NUMBER" value="YOUR GCM PROJECT NUMBER" /> // for v1.2.5 and lower of the plugin
</gap:plugin>

Step 3: Add CleverTap.notifyDeviceReady(); to your onDeviceReady callback in www/js/index.js

onDeviceReady: function() {
    app.receivedEvent('deviceready');
    CleverTap.notifyDeviceReady();
    ...
},

Ionic/Capacitor Integration

Follow the steps below to start SDK integration for your Ionic or Capacitor app:

Step 1: Add the Ionic Cordova or Capacitor plugin using the following commands:

// Install Ionic Native TypeScript wrapper for CleverTap
npm i @awesome-cordova-plugins/clevertap

// Install Cordova plugin for CleverTap
ionic cordova plugin add https://github.com/CleverTap/clevertap-cordova.git --variable CLEVERTAP_ACCOUNT_ID="YOUR CLEVERTAP ACCOUNT ID" --variable CLEVERTAP_TOKEN="YOUR CELVERTAP ACCOUNT TOKEN"

Step 2: Add CleverTap as a provider in your App module:

import { CleverTap } from '@ionic-native/clevertap/ngx';

export class AppComponent {

  constructor(platform: Platform, statusBar: StatusBar, splashScreen: SplashScreen, clevertap: CleverTap) {
    platform.ready().then(() => {
      // once the platform is ready and plugins are available,
      // do all higher level native things
      clevertap.notifyDeviceReady();
    }
}

iOS

Check your .plist file for the added Account ID and Account Token.

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Android

Ensure that the following metadata tags are added inside the <application> </application> tags of your AndroidManifest.xml:

<meta-data  
        android:name="CLEVERTAP_ACCOUNT_ID"  
        android:value="Your CleverTap Account ID"/>  
    <meta-data  
        android:name="CLEVERTAP_TOKEN"  
        android:value="Your CleverTap Account Token"/>

Set Lifecycle Callback

You can add CleverTap’s class as your application class in AndroidManifest.xml file to capture system events correctly.

<application
        android:name="com.clevertap.android.sdk.Application">

The above step is extremely important and enables CleverTap to track notification opens, display in-app notifications, track deep links, and other important user behavior.

Add Permissions

Ensure to request the following permissions for your app:

<!-- Required to allow the app to send events -->
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/>
    <!-- Recommended so that we can be smart about when to send the data -->
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WAKE_LOCK" />

Refer to the example AndroidManifest.xml.

Add Dependencies

Check that your build.gradle file includes the play-services and support library dependencies:

dependencies {
        implementation fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: '*.jar'  )
        debugCompile(project(path: "CordovaLib", configuration: "debug"))
        releaseCompile(project(path: "CordovaLib", configuration: "release"))
        // SUB-PROJECT DEPENDENCIES START
        implementation "com.google.firebase:firebase-core:+"
        implementation "com.google.firebase:firebase-messaging:22.0.0"
        implementation 'androidx.core:core:1.3.0'
        implementation 'androidx.fragment:fragment:1.3.6'
        implementation "com.android.installreferrer:installreferrer:2.2" //Mandatory for v2.1.8 and above
        //MANDATORY for App Inbox
        implementation 'androidx.appcompat:appcompat:1.3.1'
        implementation 'androidx.recyclerview:recyclerview:1.2.1'
        implementation 'androidx.viewpager:viewpager:1.0.0'
        implementation 'com.google.android.material:material:1.4.0'
        implementation 'com.github.bumptech.glide:glide:4.12.0'
        //Optional ExoPlayer Libraries for Audio/Video Inbox Messages. Audio/Video messages will be dropped without these dependencies
        implementation 'com.google.android.exoplayer:exoplayer:2.11.5'
        implementation 'com.google.android.exoplayer:exoplayer-hls:2.11.5'
        implementation 'com.google.android.exoplayer:exoplayer-ui:2.11.5'
        // SUB-PROJECT DEPENDENCIES END 
      }

Support AndroidX

To support AndroidX libraries, add the following to your config.xml file -

<preference name="AndroidXEnabled" value="true" />

Integrate Javascript with CleverTap's Cordova Plugin

After integrating, all calls to the CleverTap SDK must be made from your Javascript.

Add the following listeners to your Javascript:

document.addEventListener('deviceready', this.onDeviceReady, false);
document.addEventListener('onCleverTapProfileSync', this.onCleverTapProfileSync, false); // optional: to be notified of CleverTap user profile synchronization updates
document.addEventListener('onCleverTapProfileDidInitialize', this.onCleverTapProfileDidInitialize, false); // optional, to be notified when the CleverTap user profile is initialized
document.addEventListener('onCleverTapInAppNotificationDismissed', this.onCleverTapInAppNotificationDismissed, false); // optional, to be receive a callback with custom in-app notification click data
document.addEventListener('onDeepLink', this.onDeepLink, false); // optional, register to receive deep links.
document.addEventListener('onPushNotification', this.onPushNotification, false); // optional, register to receive push notification payloads.
document.addEventListener('onCleverTapInboxDidInitialize', this.onCleverTapInboxDidInitialize, false); // optional, to check if CleverTap Inbox intialized
document.addEventListener('onCleverTapInboxMessagesDidUpdate', this.onCleverTapInboxMessagesDidUpdate, false); // optional, to check if CleverTap Inbox Messages were updated
document.addEventListener('onCleverTapInboxButtonClick', this.onCleverTapInboxButtonClick, false); // optional, to check if Inbox button was clicked with custom payload
document.addEventListener('onCleverTapInAppButtonClick', this.onCleverTapInAppButtonClick, false); // optional, to check if InApp button was clicked with custom payload
document.addEventListener('onCleverTapFeatureFlagsDidUpdate', this.onCleverTapFeatureFlagsDidUpdate, false); // optional, to check if Feature Flags were updated
document.addEventListener('onCleverTapProductConfigDidInitialize', this.onCleverTapProductConfigDidInitialize, false); // optional, to check if Product Config was initialized
document.addEventListener('onCleverTapProductConfigDidFetch', this.onCleverTapProductConfigDidFetch, false); // optional, to check if Product Configs were updated
document.addEventListener('onCleverTapProductConfigDidActivate', this.onCleverTapProductConfigDidActivate, false); // optional, to check if Product Configs were activated
document.addEventListener('onCleverTapDisplayUnitsLoaded', this.onCleverTapDisplayUnitsLoaded, false); // optional, to check if Native Display units were loaded


// deep link handling  
onDeepLink: function(e) {
    console.log(e.deeplink);  
},

// push notification data handling
onPushNotification: function(e) {
    console.log(JSON.stringify(e.notification));
},

onCleverTapInboxDidInitialize: function() {
    CleverTap.showInbox({"navBarTitle":"My App Inbox","tabs": ["tag1", "tag2"],"navBarColor":"#FF0000"});
},
    
onCleverTapInboxMessagesDidUpdate: function() {
    CleverTap.getInboxMessageUnreadCount(function(val) {console.log("Inbox unread message count"+val);})
    CleverTap.getInboxMessageCount(function(val) {console.log("Inbox read message count"+val);});
},

onCleverTapInAppButtonClick: function(e) {
    console.log("onCleverTapInAppButtonClick");
    console.log(e.customExtras);
},

onCleverTapInboxButtonClick: function(e) {
    console.log("onCleverTapInboxButtonClick");
    console.log(e.customExtras);
},

onCleverTapFeatureFlagsDidUpdate: function() {
    console.log("onCleverTapFeatureFlagsDidUpdate");
},

onCleverTapProductConfigDidInitialize: function() {
    console.log("onCleverTapProductConfigDidInitialize");
},

onCleverTapProductConfigDidFetch: function() {
    console.log("onCleverTapProductConfigDidFetch");
},

onCleverTapProductConfigDidActivate: function() {
    console.log("onCleverTapProductConfigDidActivate");
},

onCleverTapDisplayUnitsLoaded: function(e) {
    console.log("onCleverTapDisplayUnitsLoaded");
    console.log(e.units);
},

Track User Profiles

Create a user profile (onUserLogin method):

var stuff = ["bags", "shoes"];
var profile = {
    'Name': 'Captain America',
    'Identity': '100',
    'Email': '[email protected]',
    'Phone': '+14155551234',
    'stuff': stuff
}
CleverTap.onUserLogin(profile);

Track User Events

Record an event with event data:

var eventData = {
    // Key:    Value
   'first': 'partridge',
   'second': 'turtledoves'
}
CleverTap.recordEventWithName('Cordova Event', eventData);

Record an event without event data:

CleverTap.recordEventWithName('Cordova Event');

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