Meteor 1.8 and Cameras


Hey so mdg:camera appears to be dead as dead even chrome won’t work with it anymore because of some very new changes.

Does anyone have an example of directly using cordova-plugin-camera I’ve tried install different versions but using a regular import like doesn’t work to well. I’ve tried a few syntax methods doinga direct meteor add cordova: call and using a regular meteor npm install.

import camera from ‘cordova-plugin-camera’;

I’m on Meteor 1.8 doesn’t seem to cause to many issues and I am using a modified version of raix push so preferrably something that can work alongside this

 if(Meteor.isCordova) {
            const Camera =;

            const options = {
                quality: 30,
                destinationType: Camera.DestinationType.FILE_URI,
                sourceType: Camera.PictureSourceType.CAMERA,
                encodingType: Camera.EncodingType.JPEG,
                mediaType: Camera.MediaType.PICTURE,
                allowEdit: true,
                correctOrientation: true
            (imageUri) => {
                const uri = WebAppLocalServer.localFileSystemUrl(imageUri);
                //do something with the uri here
            (error) => {
                console.debug("Unable to obtain picture: " + error, "app");

You don’t need to do an import because Cordova is putting everything up as a global :roll_eyes:

If you then want to display the photo, you can simply set the src of an img tag to the uri.

If you want to upload the photo via a Meteor method, this did work for me:

if(Meteor.isCordova) {
            window.resolveLocalFileSystemURL("file:/"+uri, fileEntry => {
                fileEntry.file(file => {
                    let reader = new FileReader();
                    reader.onloadend = e => {
            }, error => {
                console.log("Error uploading file:");

Of course you can also do reader.readAsBinaryString() or similar.

Oh, and everything other than a "file:/"+uri (i.e. more or less than one slash) will either result in an access denied error or a 404.

Works in both iOS and Android. For the browser I went another route.