nativescript-social-share-v2
Social sharing widget handling for NativeScript with callbacks.
npm i --save nativescript-social-share-v2

NativeScript Social Share (Version 2)

This version of NativeScript Social Share is similar to existing versions, however it includes the ability to retrieve a completion callback for iOS and Android!

This is particularly useful for capturing analytics, for example, to work out the sharing method that was used.

Or to trigger a workflow once the user returns to the app.

Installation

Run the following command from the root of your project:

ns plugin add nativescript-social-share-v2

Getting Started

To use the social share module you must first require() it. After you require() the module you have access to its APIs.

// ------------ JavaScript ------------------
var SocialShare = require("nativescript-social-share-v2");

// ------------- TypeScript ------------------
import * as SocialShare from "nativescript-social-share-v2";

API

shareImage(ImageSource image, [optional] String subject)

The shareImage() method expects an ImageSource object. The code below loads an image from the app and invokes the share widget with it:

// ------------ JavaScript ------------------
var SocialShare = require("@nativescript/social-share");
var imageSourceModule = require("@nativescript/core");

var image = imageSourceModule.fromFile("~/path/to/myImage.jpg");
SocialShare.shareImage(image);

// ------------- TypeScript ------------------
import * as SocialShare from "@nativescript/social-share";
import { ImageSource } from "@nativescript/core";

let image = ImageSource.fromFile("~/path/to/myImage.jpg");
SocialShare.shareImage(image).then(result => {
// Callback result.
console.log(result.completed); // Boolean - Did the user share?
console.log(result.activityType); // String/null - Sharing Method.

}).catch(err => {
// There was a catastrophe...
console.log(err);
})

You can optionally provide a second argument to configure the subject on Android:

SocialShare.shareImage(image, "How would you like to share this image?").then(result => {
// Callback result.
console.log(result.completed); // Boolean - Did the user share?
console.log(result.activityType); // String/null - Sharing Method.

}).catch(err => {
// There was a catastrophe...
console.log(err);
})

shareText(String text, [optional] String subject)

The shareText() method expects a simple string:

SocialShare.shareText('I love NativeScript!');

Like shareImage(), you can optionally pass shareText() a second argument to configure the subject on Android:

SocialShare.shareText('I love NativeScript!', 'How would you like to share this text?');

This also returns a promise and is thenable, so the callback result can be captured in the same manner as the shareImage example.

shareUrl(String url, String text, [optional] String subject)

The shareUrl() method excepts a url and a string.

SocialShare.shareUrl('https://www.nativescript.org/', 'Home of NativeScript');

You can optionally pass shareUrl() a second argument to configure the subject on Android:

SocialShare.shareUrl('https://www.nativescript.org/', 'Home of NativeScript', 'How would you like to share this url?');

This also returns a promise and is thenable, so the callback result can be captured in the same manner as the shareImage example.

Security

If you discover a security vulnerability within this package, please send an email to Bespoke Technology Labs at [email protected] All security vulnerabilities will be promptly addressed. You may view our full security policy here.

License

The NativeScript Social Share V2 Library is licensed under The Apache 2.0 License.

Credits

  • @LewisSmallwood - Bespoke Technology Labs
  • @NativeScript - The NativeScript community