I am using the Browser action (Open URL in a new window) in my app. Works fine in preview mode. When I export to Cordova and create an apk, the Browser call is ignored once running on an Android device. I have created a simple test program that does nothing but make the call. Tried this with Construct 2 and 3. Works perfectly in preview mode in both versions. I have been trying various combinations of exporting to Cordova and then to the Intel XDK then using Construct 3 build to create a debug apk. Since Intel has depreciated their XDK features such as white listing are not supported in Intel App preview. You have to test it on an actual device. I have tried no less than 50 combinations that vary from using a debug apk to publishing an alpha version on play store.
I have tried backtracking to kitkat with C2 and then importing into the C3 builder but I can't see where to edit the white listing tags. I have tried all available versions of Cordova with Crosswalk and without.
These calls used to work on older versions. I suspect that newer security measures either in Cordova, Android or the browsers themselves are killing the action. I do have two year old apps on my phone that use this call just fine. What changed?
I have tried using the wildcards "*" in the XDK build specs but they seem to have no effect. I have tested access, intent, and navigation.
Here is a simple action.
-> Browser: Go to "http://maps.google.com" in a new window ("Google Maps")
Anyone who can suggest or can make the Browser function actually work on an Android phone would be a rock star to me. I have been testing this for a week.