by leocaseiro | v2.0.2
A wrapper over SDWebImageCache for iOS and Facebook Fresco for android for remote image caching on NativeScript
npm i --save nativescript-web-image-cache-with-fresco

#Nativescript web image cache A minimalistic NativeScript plugin that wraps just the caching functionality of SDWebImageCache library for IOS and Facebook Fresco for android. Note - It cannot be used to display local images, only URLS work, for local images, use NS Image tag


Released under the MIT License, anybody can freely include this in any type of program -- However, if in need of support contract, changes, enhancements and/or a commercial license please contact me ([email protected]).


tns plugin add nativescript-web-image-cache

** Tested on NativeScript 2.0, if any problems while running on previous versions, please update .This version of plugin has breaking changes, if you are using version 1.0.3 of this plugin , please migrate, it is easy to migrate and this version of plugin supports android as well , if you still prefer running on the previous version, use tns plugin add [email protected].**


IF on android, need to initialise the plugin before using or clearing the cache, initialisation not required for iOS

Initialising on android - in app.js

var imageCache = require("nativescript-web-image-cache");
if ( {
    application.onLaunch = function (intent) {

Caching the images

  • To the opening page tag of the xml, add xmlns:IC="nativescript-web-image-cache".
  • Add the element IC:WebImage with the src attribute set to the url just like normal image tag wherever image caching is required.
  • stretch attribute can take values specified here -
  • To check if an image is loading , get the reference to the WebImage view by using page.getViewById("myWebImage") , and check the isLoading property (same as that of NativeScript Image isLoading property).

Clearing the cache

  • Require the module, call the method clearCache() , default time is same for SDWebImageCache which is 7 days, and for Fresco is 60 days, after which cache is automatically cleared.

##Example caching :

    <Page xmlns:IC="nativescript-web-image-cache">
<GridLayout rows='*' columns='*'>
<IC:WebImage stretch="fill" row="0"
col="0" id="my-image-1"

checking if image is loading :

var imageCacheModule=require("nativescript-web-image-cache");

var myImage1 = page.getViewById("my-image-1"),
isLoading = myImage1.isLoading;

clear the cache :

var imageCacheModule=require("nativescript-web-image-cache");

for android, you need to initialize in the application onlaunch event before clearing the cache