android – Cordova Plugin: Send event to Javascript?-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I’m trying to develop a Cordova plugin for Android following the tutorial found here:

So far, so good. However, I’d like to know how to send data/trigger an event in my Javascript code from my plugin – for example, when a user taps an icon in my native code, I’d like my javascript to do something. Is this possible?

How to solve:

So I got it to work as follows:

I created a private CallbackContext object in my plugin:

private CallbackContext callbackContext;

and stored the CallbackContext supplied in the execute() method in it:

public boolean execute(final String action, JSONArray args, CallbackContext callbackContext) throws JSONException {
    this.callbackContext = callbackContext;

Elsewhere in my Java code, I can access this callback and send plugin results to it. This callback will become invalid, however, after it’s first triggered, unless keepCallback is set to true:

PluginResult pluginResult = new PluginResult(PluginResult.Status.OK, "WHAT");

This made me a happy camper. I hope it helps someone else!


Yes you can trigger webview from Native code.

For Android :


For iOS :

[webView stringByEvaluatingJavaScriptFromString:@”yourmethodname()”];

yourmethodname should be the javascript function you wish to call.


Using Android I achieved it with:

cordova.getActivity().runOnUiThread(() -> webView.loadUrl("javascript:console.log('hey!');"));

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