This plugin allows you to display notifications in the status bar from your Cordova application. On Android you have to explicitly add things to the status bar (as opposed to iOS where push notifications automatically get displayed in the UI). The Android status bar is the UI component at the top of the screen that has a bunch of little icons. You can also drag the status bar down to view a list of notifications.
Using this plugin requires Android Cordova.
To install the plugin, move statusbarnotification.js to your project's www folder and include a reference to it in your html file after cordova.js.
Create a directory within your project called "src/com/phonegap/plugins/statusBarNotification" and move the .java files from this folder into it.
In your res/xml/plugins.xml file add the following line:
<plugin name="StatusBarNotification" value="com.phonegap.plugins.statusBarNotification.StatusBarNotification"/>
CAUTION: Using PhoneGap ≥ 2.0 (aka Cordova) you have to add this line into res/xml/config.xml in the <plugins>-section. The plugins.xml is no longer supported. The plugins are all located in the config.xml
You will need to add a notification.png file to your applications res/drawable-ldpi, res/drawable-mdpi & res/drawable-hdpi or res/drawable-xhdpi directories (depending on what resolutions you want to support).
You will need to add an import line like this to the .java files (see commented out lines inside the files):
The plugin creates the object
window.plugins.statusBarNotification.notify("Put your title here", "Put your message here");
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