Apache Cordova API Documentation

Notification (Vibration)

This plugin aligns with the W3C vibration specification http://www.w3.org/TR/vibration/

This plugin provides a way to vibrate the device.

Installation

cordova plugin add org.apache.cordova.vibration

Supported Platforms

navigator.vibrate
navigator.notification.vibrate

  • Amazon Fire OS
  • Android
  • BlackBerry 10
  • Firefox OS
  • iOS
  • Windows Phone 7 and 8

navigator.notification.vibrateWithPattern,
navigator.notification.cancelVibration

  • Android

vibrate (recommended)

This function has three different functionalities based on parameters passed to it.

Standard vibrate

Vibrates the device for a given amount of time.

navigator.vibrate(time)

or

navigator.vibrate([time])

-time: Milliseconds to vibrate the device. (Number)

Example

// Vibrate for 3 seconds
navigator.vibrate(3000);

// Vibrate for 3 seconds
navigator.vibrate([3000]);

iOS Quirks

  • time: Ignores the specified time and vibrates for a pre-set amount of time.

    navigator.vibrate(3000); // 3000 is ignored

Windows and Blackberry Quirks

  • time: Max time is 5000ms (5s) and min time is 1ms

    navigator.vibrate(8000); // will be truncated to 5000

Vibrate with a pattern (Android and Windows only)

Vibrates the device with a given pattern

navigator.vibrate(pattern);   
  • pattern: Sequence of durations (in milliseconds) for which to turn on or off the vibrator. (Array of Numbers)

Example

// Vibrate for 1 second
// Wait for 1 second
// Vibrate for 3 seconds
// Wait for 1 second
// Vibrate for 5 seconds
navigator.vibrate([1000, 1000, 3000, 1000, 5000]);

Cancel vibration (not supported in iOS)

Immediately cancels any currently running vibration.

navigator.vibrate(0)

or

navigator.vibrate([])

or

navigator.vibrate([0])

Passing in a parameter of 0, an empty array, or an array with one element of value 0 will cancel any vibrations.

*notification.vibrate (deprecated)

Vibrates the device for a given amount of time.

navigator.notification.vibrate(time)
  • time: Milliseconds to vibrate the device. (Number)

Example

// Vibrate for 2.5 seconds
navigator.notification.vibrate(2500);

iOS Quirks

  • time: Ignores the specified time and vibrates for a pre-set amount of time.

    navigator.notification.vibrate();
    navigator.notification.vibrate(2500);   // 2500 is ignored
    

*notification.vibrateWithPattern (deprecated)

Vibrates the device with a given pattern.

navigator.notification.vibrateWithPattern(pattern, repeat)
  • pattern: Sequence of durations (in milliseconds) for which to turn on or off the vibrator. (Array of Numbers)
  • repeat: Optional index into the pattern array at which to start repeating (will repeat until canceled), or -1 for no repetition (default). (Number)

Example

// Immediately start vibrating
// vibrate for 100ms,
// wait for 100ms,
// vibrate for 200ms,
// wait for 100ms,
// vibrate for 400ms,
// wait for 100ms,
// vibrate for 800ms,
// (do not repeat)
navigator.notification.vibrateWithPattern([0, 100, 100, 200, 100, 400, 100, 800]);

*notification.cancelVibration (deprecated)

Immediately cancels any currently running vibration.

navigator.notification.cancelVibration()

*Note - due to alignment with w3c spec, the starred methods will be phased out