Native Contacts


Load contacts directly from the device address book to simplify form completion or data collection. Search for contacts via queries or retrieve all contacts in bulk. Used in CRM and field service applications. And for social networking and community platform apps.

The Native Contacts plugin seamlessly accesses the device contact directory via the GoNative Javascript Bridge. Retrieve all available contacts or query based on search parameters.

Implementation Guide

Once the premium module has been added to your app, you may use the following GoNative JavaScript Bridge commands to access its functionality.

We have added GoNative Javascript Bridge to allow retrieval of user contacts.

To use it, you will need to create a javascript function on your web page:

function contacts_callback(data) { 
    // process the data here. In this example, we are just logging it 

️GoNative JavaScript Bridge

Then open this url, passing in the name of your callback function:

window.location.href = 'gonative://contacts/getAll?callback=contacts_callback';

The app will prompt the user for permission. If granted, it will call contacts_callback with this object as data:

    success: true, 
    contacts: [...] 

"contacts" will be an array of contact objects. Each object may have the following fields:


  • birthday
  • namePrefix
  • givenName
  • middleName
  • familyName
  • previousFamilyName
  • nameSuffix
  • nickname
  • phoneticGivenName
  • phoneticMiddleName
  • phoneticFamilyName
  • organizationName
  • departmentName
  • jobTitle
  • note
  • phoneNumbers
  • emailAddresses
  • postalAddresses


  • birthday
  • givenName
  • familyName
  • companyName
  • companyTitle
  • note
  • phoneNumbers
  • emailAddresses
  • postalAddresses

phoneNumbers, emailAddresses, and postalAddresses are arrays of objects, described below. All other fields are strings.

Each phoneNumber is an object with fields:

  • label
  • phoneNumber

Each emailAddress is an object with fields:

  • label
  • emailAddress

Each postalAddress is an object with fields:

  • label
  • street
  • city
  • state - iOS only
  • region - Android only
  • postalCode
  • country
  • isoCountryCode - iOS only
  • subAdministrativeArea - iOS only
  • subLocality - iOS only

Checking Permissions

The app will automatically prompt users for permissions as necessary.

️GoNative JavaScript Bridge

To separately check if permission have been granted, open the url:

window.location.href = 'gonative://contacts/getPermissionStatus?callback=CALLBACK';

The CALLBACK function will be run with an object like:
{"status": "granted"}

The possible statuses on iOS are:

  • granted – user has granted permission
  • denied – user has explicitly denied permission
  • restricted – access has been administratively prohibited
  • notDetermined – user has not yet been asked for permission

The possible statuses on Android are:

  • granted – user has granted permission
  • denied – user has not yet been asked, or has explicitly denied permission