by uzarsalan | v0.0.1
A NativeScript module for integrating Zendesk chat
npm i --save nativescript-zendesk-chat

Zendesk Plugin for the NativeScript framework


  • Create your Mobile SDK account in zendesk
  • Note your appid, url, and clientid for later
  • Make sure to activate your help center (if you want it) in your MobileSDK->Customization screen

Add the plugin

var zendeskModule = require("nativescript-zendesk");
var zendesk = null; // Place to store the activated object

//Somewhere on load
zendesk = zendeskModule.init({
appId: "", //required
url: "", //required
clientId: "", //required
additionalInfo: "Some extra details", //(optional)
ticketSubject: "Special Ticket Subject", //(optional: Only works on android)
enableLogging: true, //(optional), bool
locale: "en-us" //(optional), string

Open the Help Center

//Loads the main all category view

//Loads up a specific category
type: "Category",
id: 202551987,//CategoryID: Must be a number, not a string
name: "My Sample Category" //(Optional, sets the titlebar), only used on iOS

//Loads up a specific section
type: "Section",
id: 203791988, //SectionID: Must be a number, not a string
name: "Some Section" //(Optional, sets the titlebar), only used on iOS

Open the Request Contact List, shows previous conversations and ability to create new


Open the Create new Request screen



Set identify a user

    zendesk.identifyUser("users id", "some user name", "[email protected]"); //Optional, defaults to anon if not set


iOS Theme


//Create the theme
//All of these properties are optional...and it's all grey, so dont use colors verbatim :)
var myTheme = {
ZDKSupportView: {
viewBackgroundColor: "#E0E0E0",
tableBackgroundColor: "#E0E0E0",
separatorColor: "#E0E0E0",

//0 = light, 1=dark
searchBarStyle: 0,

noResults: {
foundLabelColor: "#E0E0E0",
foundLabelBackground: "#E0E0E0",
contactButtonBackground: "#E0E0E0",
contactButtonTitleColorNormal: "#E0E0E0",
contactButtonTitleColorHighlighted: "#E0E0E0",
contactButtonTitleColorDisabled: "#E0E0E0",
contactButtonBorderColor: "#E0E0E0",
foundLabelFont: UIFont.fontWithNameSize("Lato", 16),
contactButtonBorderWidth: 1.0,
contactButtonCornerRadius: 4.0
ZDKSupportTableViewCell: {
viewBackgroundColor: "#E0E0E0",
titleLabelBackground: "#E0E0E0",
titleLabelColor: "#E0E0E0",
titleLabelFont: UIFont.fontWithNameSize("Lato", 16)
ZDKSupportArticleTableViewCell: {
viewBackgroundColor: "#E0E0E0",
parentsLabelColor: "#E0E0E0",
parnetsLabelBackground: "#E0E0E0",
titleLabelColor: "#E0E0E0",
labelBackground: "#E0E0E0",
titleLabelFont: UIFont.fontWithNameSize("Lato", 16),
articleParentsLabelFont: UIFont.fontWithNameSize("Lato", 16)
ZDKSupportAttachmentCell: {
backgroundColor: "#E0E0E0",
titleLabelBackground: "#E0E0E0",
titleLabelColor: "#E0E0E0",
fileSizeLabelBackground: "#E0E0E0",
fileSizeLabelColor: "#E0E0E0",
titleLabelFont: UIFont.fontWithNameSize("Lato", 16),
fileSizeLabelFont: UIFont.fontWithNameSize("Lato", 16)
ZDKNavigationBar: {
tintColor: "#E0E0E0",
barTintColor: "#E0E0E0",
titleColor: "#E0E0E0",

//Load the theme

Android Theme

None of the iOS methods work for android, styling is done in the Manifest/Style file (see the one in the plugin directory)

Example: By default Zendesk activities are using Theme.AppCompact.Light. If you want to customize this you have to change the android:theme="@style/Theme.AppCompat.Light" for some other style:

<activity android:name="" android:theme="@style/@style/ZendeskTheme"/>

And add your custom theme to the App_resources/Android/values/styles.xml

<style name="ZendeskTheme" parent="Theme.AppCompat.Light">
<!-- THIS is where you can set the accent color -->
<item name="colorAccent">@color/ns_accent</item>
<item name="actionBarTheme">@style/MyApp.ActionBarTheme</item>

<style name="MyApp.ActionBarTheme" parent="@style/ThemeOverlay.AppCompat.ActionBar">
<!-- THIS is where you can color the back arrow! -->
<item name="colorControlNormal">@color/ns_accent</item>

Zendesk documentation is:


Other Notes