Cordova plugin for ProGuard

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import cordovaPluginEbwProguard from '';



NPM version npm


Cordova plugin which activates ProGuard and minification for debug and release builds in your cordova mobile application.

What is ProGuard?

ProGuard is the open source optimizer for Java bytecode

You can read more about it on ProGuard official website and on android developer portal

How to use

  • If you already have installed Android Studio then seems you already have installed ProGuard on your machine. If no, then you should download and install it manually from ProGuard official website.
  • cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-proguard - this command will configure your build.gradle file and copy proguard-custom.txt to ${androidPlatformDirectory}/assets/www/proguard-custom.txt


proguard-custom.txt file contains some basic rules for your cordova mobile app. Feel free to fork this repo and modify it as you want.

You can also to check out some Android ProGuard snippets

If you want to add rules to this proguard-custom.txt, please create your own proguard-custom.txt and add this to your projectroot folder. Upon installing the proguard-plugin, the rules will be added to your project. Example rules for various situations will be in the commented section in the plugin proguard-custom.txt.

ionic cordova platform rm android
ionic cordova platform add android


  • v1.0.0 - supports Cordova version <7
  • v2.0.0 - supports Cordova version 7+ (thanks to @SujitSingh)

Why I've done this plugin?


MIT © Aleksandr Filatov