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Get started with Cordova

Welcome to Apryse. Apryse technology can be integrated with Cordova using various platforms. You can select your desired platform below.

Integrate WebViewer JavaScript PDF Viewer & Editor into a Cordova App

This guide will show you how to integrate WebViewer Document Viewer & Editor into a Cordova application.

You can also download a ready-to-go sample on GitHub.


Prior to starting, you should have already installed Node and npm.

  • Cordova CLI
  • WebViewer will work for 7 days without any feature limitations. To extend your trial, sign-up to get your trial key.

Apryse collects some data regarding your usage of the SDK for product improvement.

If you wish to continue without data collection, contact us and we will email you a no-tracking trial key for you to get started.

Get Started with the Sample

1. Clone the Sample

Clone the webviewer-cordova-sample repository:

git clone

Enter the directory and run npm install:

cd webviewer-cordova-sample
npm install

This will automatically download and extract the Apryse WebViewer Package.

2. Run the sample

Run the application by executing:

npm start

If your build fails, use the following command to see a list of requirements for your added platforms:

cordova requirements

3. Usage

To call more WebViewer APIs, open /www/js/index.js in your favorite text editor and add the API calls to the callback for the WebViewer instantiation:

For example, if you want to change the theme of the WebViewer to dark mode, you would add the following:

Execute npm start again and the theme of the viewer will change.

Next step

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