Cordova InAppBrowser PopupBridge Plugin

Usage no npm install needed!

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



This is a fork of cordova-plugin-inappbrowser which adds support for Braintree's PopupBridge libraries for Android and iOS to support PayPal payments within the context of the InappBrowser element of a Cordova-based app.

The purpose of PopupBridge is to allow Webviews to open emulated popup windows in a browser and send data back to the parent page in the Webview. This is essential for Web-based PayPal checkout flows which use the Braintree JS SDK which supports popup emulation via PopupBridge.

See the example app project which demonstrates usage of cordova-plugin-inappbrowser-popup-bridge.


cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-inappbrowser-popup-bridge


  • PopupBridge requires WKWebView.
  • Therefore, this plugin depends on cordova-plugin-wkwebview-engine which adds WKWebView support to Cordova.
    • You need to add this manually: cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-wkwebview-engine
    • Or you can use the Ionic variant: cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-ionic-webview
  • This means the main Cordova app Webview will also use WKWebView on iOS 9+.

Supported platform versions

The following supported platform versions are based on the versions suppored by the Braintree PopupBridge libraries.


  • Requires cordova-android@10+
  • Requires Gradle v7.1.1 or above
  • Supports Android 5.0 / API 21 and above
  • Since v5, requires the Cordova activity to run as singleTask
    • Add <preference name="AndroidLaunchMode" value="singleTask" /> to <platform name="android"> in config.xml


  • Requires cordova-ios@6+
  • Supports iOS 9.0+

Example app

cordova-plugin-inappbrowser-popup-bridge-test contains a Cordova project which builds a test app for Android and iOS to illustrate usage of this plugin.