From Feed: How to Write an HTML to PDF App for Android/iOS Using Cordova

Some of my day-to-day work is to design and develop hybrid mobile/desktop applications using Apache Cordova and Node.JS. One of the typical challenges I face when working with customers is how to generate reports or other documentation in PDF format. The usual way to solve this was to use a server-side API, render the document there, and send it to the phone. This is far from good, the first reason being that you need network connectivity for this to work, the second being the lack of good and free PDF APIs on the server side, so I decided to write a plugin to move this job to the mobile device. The advantages of doing this are:

  • You can use this functionality offline.

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