native.canShowPopup()

Type Function
Library native.*
Return value Boolean
Revision Current Public Release (2014.2393)
Keywords email, sms, text message, store, show popup
See also native.showPopup()

Overview

Returns whether or not the popup type can be shown. This usually defines whether the popup will actually be displayed. However, in the case of "appStore", a result of true does not guarantee that the popup will be displayed because, in those cases, the particular popup will depend on additional parameters.

Syntax

native.canShowPopup( name )
name (required)

String. The string name of the popup to be shown. It can be one of the following: "mail", "sms", or "appStore". There are also additional popup types available via plugins (see native.showPopup()).

Example

if ( native.canShowPopup( "sms" ) ) then
    local options = {
        to = { "1234567890", "9876543210" },
        body = "I scored over 9000!!! Can you do better?"
    }
    local result = native.showPopup( "sms", options )

else
    print( "SMS Not supported/setup on this device" )
    native.showAlert( "Alert!", "SMS not supported/setup on this device.", { "OK" } )
end