Meteor Cordova: Cannot get camera plugin to work, Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'get


I am trying out the Meteor Cordova camera plugin and it won't work, and I have no idea what I'm missing.

Here is what I did:


Meteor create new project

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Added the cordova camera package meteor add cordova:org.apache.cordova.camera@0.3.1

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Programmed the default button on screen to take a picture and then append it to the body.<br /> This should use the camera built into the laptop computer but all I get when I click the button is: Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'getPicture' of undefined

And when I run the app in the iPhone simulator with the command meteor run ios and click the button I get a popup error: Failed because: no camera available

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This is what my html and js file look like:


<pre class="lang-html prettyprint-override"><head> <title>cameraTest</title> </head> <body>

Welcome to Meteor!

{{> hello}} </body> <template name="hello"> <button>Click Me</button>

You've pressed the button {{counter}} times.



<pre class="lang-js prettyprint-override">if (Meteor.isClient) { // counter starts at 0 function onSuccess(imageData) { var image = document.getElementById('myImage'); image.src = "data:image/jpeg;base64," + imageData; $('body').append(image); } function onFail(message) { alert('Failed because: ' + message); } Session.setDefault("counter", 0); Template.hello.helpers({ counter: function () { return Session.get("counter"); } }); Template.hello.events({ 'click button': function () { navigator.camera.getPicture(onSuccess, onFail, { quality: 50, destinationType: Camera.DestinationType.DATA_URL }); } }); }


This is because cordova code must be included into a closure, as said on <a href="https://github.com/meteor/meteor/wiki/Meteor-Cordova-Phonegap-integration#adding-cordovaphonegap-specific-javascript-code-to-your-application" rel="nofollow">documentation</a>. You have to do this in your events functions. See bottom.

PS: you can not test camera on iOS emulator, use a real iPhone instead.

Meteor.startup(function () { // The correct way navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(success)); }); // Will not work navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(success));

Your code will become:

Template.hello.events({ 'click button': function () { Meteor.startup(function() { navigator.camera.getPicture(onSuccess, onFail, { quality: 50, destinationType: Camera.DestinationType.DATA_URL }); }); } });


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