Cordova Plugin for iOS 10 camera permission description

Update 22.09.2017:
Update 1.2.0 of the cordova camera permissions plugin ships support for NSPhotoLibraryAddUsageDescription in iOS 11

In my last blog post I wrote about the iOS 10 camera permission a.k.a. iOS 10 NSCameraUsageDescription Permission issue, we encountered during the development of our Ionic/Cordova App.

To further automate the npm-based build process, I wrote a simple cordova plugin, which can be installed with the cordova plugin installation routine.

Latest published version on npm (with Cordova CLI >= 5.0.0)

cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-ios-camera-permissions --save

Latest version from GitHub

cordova plugin add --save

The plugin adds a new key/value pair to your apps *.Info.plist:

<string>To scan barcodes</string>

For now, the string is as is – if you want to change the value, you need to overwrite the value in plugin.xml.

For the changes to plugin.xml to take effect, you must refresh the ios.json file (inside the /plugin folder):

cordova platform rm ios
cordova platform add ios

If you use the flag --save like I did in the example code shown above, cordova adds an additional entry to your main config.xml file:

<plugin name="cordova-plugin-ios-camera-permissions" spec="" />

Get the code: GitHub Repository

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