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1.2 Use the Microphone With Ionic

In this lesson we’ll build a small Ionic app to demonstrate how to use the Cordova plugin to access device hardware. We’ll set up a basic Ionic project, install the plugins, and then write some simple UI and controller code to record and play back audio from the microphone.

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Here’s the code we use to access the microphone directly, without having to open a separate recording app.

//our player was previously declared as an  HTTP element
var player = document.querySelector('audio');

function successCallback(stream) {
  //on success, the audio player is directed to play the sound as it records
  player.src = URL.createObjectURL(stream);       

function errorCallback(error) {
  //on failure, log the error
  console.log('navigator.getUserMedia error: ', error);


$scope.getUserAudio = function() {
  //because this API is still evolving, different browsers expose its with different names
  navigator.getUserMedia = navigator.getUserMedia || navigator.webkitGetUserMedia || navigator.mozGetUserMedia;

  //finally, request the audio stream
  navigator.getUserMedia({audio:true, video:false}, successCallback, errorCallback);        

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