# Titanium.Platform

The top-level Platform module. The Platform module is used to access the device's platform-related functionality.

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# Examples

# Battery Event Example

Obtaining battery data when the battery state changes.

Titanium.Platform.addEventListener('battery', function(e){
  Ti.API.info('The battery state has changed to ' + e.state);
  Ti.API.info('The battery level is ' + e.level);
  Ti.API.info('The battery event source is ' + e.source);
  Ti.API.info('The battery event name ' + e.type);
});

# Properties

# address READONLY

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address :String

System's WIFI IP address. No other network types are supported.


# architecture READONLY

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architecture :String

System's processor architecture.


# availableMemory READONLY

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availableMemory :Number

System's unused memory, measured in bytes.


# batteryLevel READONLY

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batteryLevel :Number

Battery level in percent, accessible only when batteryMonitoring is enabled. Measured in 5% increments on iPhone/iPad.


# batteryMonitoring

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batteryMonitoring :Boolean

Determines whether battery monitoring is enabled.

Default: false


# batteryState READONLY

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batteryState :Number

Indicates the state of the battery. Accessible only when batteryMonitoring is enabled.


# displayCaps READONLY

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Returns the DisplayCaps object.

Note that the displayCaps property begins with a lowercase letter, which differentiates it from the DisplayCaps object that it returns.


# id READONLY

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id :String

Applications's globally-unique ID (UUID).

On Android, this may be the UDID (unique device ID). For iOS, this is a unique identifier for this install of the application.

Previously on iOS this may have been a UDID, but access to this has been restricted by Apple. For more information, see UUID Article on NSHipster documentation.

To use a UUID across different applications of the same vendor, use identifierForVendor instead.

To use a UUID for tracking / advertising purposes, use identifierForAdvertising instead.


# identifierForAdvertising

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identifierForAdvertising :String

An alphanumeric string unique to each device, used only for serving advertisements.

Unlike the identifierForVendor property, the same value is returned to all vendors. This identifier may change, for example, if the user erases the device, so you should not cache it.

In iOS 10.0 and later, the value of this property is all zeroes when the user has limited ad tracking.

If the value is null, wait and get the value again later. This happens, for example, after the device has been restarted but before the user has unlocked the device.


# identifierForVendor READONLY

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identifierForVendor :String

An alphanumeric string that uniquely identifies a device to the app's vendor.

The value of this property is the same for apps that come from the same vendor running on the same device. A different value is returned for apps on the same device that come from different vendors, and for apps on different devices regardless of vendor. See the Apple docs for more infos.


# isAdvertisingTrackingEnabled READONLY

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isAdvertisingTrackingEnabled :Boolean

A Boolean value that indicates whether the user has limited ad tracking.

Check the value of this property before performing any advertising tracking. If the value is false, use the advertising identifier only for the following purposes: frequency capping, attribution, conversion events, estimating the number of unique users, advertising fraud detection, and debugging.


# locale READONLY

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locale :String

System's default language.

Locale, as a combination of ISO 2-letter language and country codes. For example, en-US or en-GB. See the ISO 639-1 and ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 sections of wikipedia for reference.


# macaddress READONLY

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macaddress :String

System's network interface mac address, or app UUID.

On iOS, this value is the app's UUID. Apple does not allow access to any hardware identifier information as it can be used for unique device identification, which they have prohibited.


# manufacturer READONLY

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manufacturer :String

Manufacturer of the device.

Returns the manufacturer of the device, for example, motorola. Virtual devices return unknown.


# model READONLY

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model :String

Model of the device.

An identifier of the hardware model of the device. For example, HTC Sensation Z710e.

Virtual devices will also return a value. For example, sdk for the standard Android SDK and google_sdk for the enhanced Android Google APIs SDK running in an emulator, and Simulator for iOS running in a simulator.


# name READONLY

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name :String

Name of the platform. Returns android for the Android platform, iPhone OS for the iOS platform (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch), and windows for the Windows platform.

Since iOS 10 this property returns iOS for for the iOS platform (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch).


# netmask READONLY

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netmask :String

System's WIFI network mask. No other network types are supported.


# osname READONLY

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osname :String

Short name of the system's Operating System. Returns android for the Android platfrom, iphone for the iPhone or iPod Touch, ipad for the iPad, windowsphone for Windows Phone, and windowsstore for Windows Store platform.


# ostype READONLY

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ostype :String

Operating System architecture. On Android, this is 32bit.


# processorCount READONLY

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processorCount :Number

Number of logical processing cores.


# runtime READONLY

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runtime :String

Short name of the JavaScript runtime in use.

On iOS this is "javascriptcore", on Android either "v8" or "rhino".


# totalMemory READONLY

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totalMemory :Number

System's total memory, measured in bytes.


# uptime READONLY

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uptime :Number

System uptime since last boot in seconds.


# username READONLY

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username :String

System name, if set. On iOS, this can be found in Settings > General > About > Name.


# version READONLY

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version :String

The operating system's version string.


# versionMajor READONLY

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versionMajor :Number

The operating system's major version number.

This returns the same value as the OS_VERSION_MAJOR constant.


# versionMinor READONLY

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versionMinor :Number

The operating system's minor version number.

This returns the same value as the OS_VERSION_MINOR constant.

Will return zero if the OS does not have a minor version.


# versionPatch READONLY

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versionPatch :Number

The operating system's patch version number.

This returns the same value as the OS_VERSION_PATCH constant.

Will return zero if the OS does not have a patch version.

# Methods

# canOpenURL

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canOpenURL(url) Boolean

Returns whether the system is configured with a default application to handle the URL's protocol/scheme.

As of iOS 9, this method may return false if you have not added the URL schemes you query to the "tiapp.xml" file. You can do this by adding a <key>LSApplicationQueriesSchemes</key> plist section as shown here.

As of Android 11, this method may return false if you have not added the URL schemes to a <queries/> manifest section in the "tiapp.xml" file. Google documents examples how to do this here.

<ti:app xmlns:ti="http://ti.appcelerator.org">
    <android>
        <manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
            <queries>
                <!-- Allows "http://" and "https://" web URLs. -->
                <intent>
                    <action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW"/>
                    <data android:scheme="https"/>
                </intent>
                <!-- Allows "mailto:" URLs to an e-mail app. -->
                <intent>
                    <action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW"/>
                    <data android:scheme="mailto"/>
                </intent>
                <!-- Allows file URLs to local image files. -->
                <intent>
                    <action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW"/>
                    <data android:mimeType="image/*"/>
                </intent>
            </queries>
        </manifest>
    </android>
</ti:app>

Parameters

Name Type Description
url String

The url to check.

Returns

Type
Boolean

# cpus

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cpus() Array<CPU>

Returns an array of basic cpu information for all logical processors

This is intended to provide an implementation similar to Node's os.cpus().

Returns

Type
Array<CPU>

# createUUID

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createUUID() String

Creates a globally-unique identifier.

Returns

Type
String

# is24HourTimeFormat

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is24HourTimeFormat() Boolean

Returns whether the system settings are configured to show times in 24-hour format.

Returns

Type
Boolean

# openURL

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openURL(url[, options[, callback]]) Boolean

Opens this URL using the system's default application for its protocol/scheme.

Here are some example URL strings this can be set to.

  • 'https://www.appcelerator.com' (Opens in web browser.)
  • 'mailto:user@domain.com' (Opens a new draft in e-mail app.)
  • 'mailto:user@domain.com?cc=johndoe@domain.com,janedoe@domain.com&subject=My%20Subject&body=The%20body.'
  • 'tel:123-456-7890' (Opens phone app if applicable.)
  • 'geo:37.774,-122.431?z=12' (Opens map on Android.)
  • 'maps:?address=London,UK' (Opens map on iOS.)

You can use the canOpenURL method to determine if the system has a registered application for the given URL before invoking the openURL method.

iOS Note: For iOS 10 and later, this method is performed asynchronously and will call the function passed as an (optional) third parameter instead of returning a boolean synchronously.

Example:

Ti.Platform.openURL('myapp://', {
  'UIApplicationOpenURLOptionUniversalLinksOnly': true
}, function(e) {
  Ti.API.info('URL open successfully? ' + e.success);
});

Parameters

Name Type Description
url String

The url to open.

options OpenURLOptions

The optional options to pass to the URL handling (iOS 10+). Pass a dictionary with one or more of the following string-keys: * UIApplicationOpenURLOptionsSourceApplicationKey (String value) * UIApplicationOpenURLOptionsAnnotationKey (Array value) * UIApplicationOpenURLOptionsOpenInPlaceKey (Boolean value) * UIApplicationOpenURLOptionUniversalLinksOnly (Boolean value) Read more about the available keys in the Apple documentation.

callback Callback

The optional callback that is called once the URL is opened (iOS 10+). Also supported on Android as of Titanium 9.1.0.

Returns

Type
Boolean

# Events

# battery

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Fired when the battery state changes. This is measured in 5% increments on iPhone/iPad.

Properties

Name Type Description
state Number

The battery state.

level Number

Percentage battery power level.

bubbles Boolean

True if the event will try to bubble up if possible.

cancelBubble Boolean

Set to true to stop the event from bubbling.

source Object

Source object that fired the event.

type String

Name of the event fired.

# Constants

# BATTERY_STATE_CHARGING

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BATTERY_STATE_CHARGING :Number

Constant to indicate that the system is plugged in and currently being charged.


# BATTERY_STATE_FULL

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BATTERY_STATE_FULL :Number

Constant to indicate that the battery is fully charged.


# BATTERY_STATE_UNKNOWN

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BATTERY_STATE_UNKNOWN :Number

Constant to indicate that the battery state is not known or monitoring is disabled.


# BATTERY_STATE_UNPLUGGED

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BATTERY_STATE_UNPLUGGED :Number

Constant to indicate that the system is unplugged.