Returns a new Contact object.

var contact = navigator.contacts.create(properties);


contacts.create is a synchronous function that returns a new [Contact](Contact/contact.html) object.

This method does not persist the Contact object to the device contacts database. To persist the Contact object to the device, invoke the [Contact](Contact/contact.html).save method.

Supported Platforms

  • Android
  • BlackBerry WebWorks (OS 5.0 and higher)
  • iOS

Quick Example

var myContact = navigator.contacts.create({"displayName": "Test User"});

Full Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Contact Example</title>

    <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="cordova-1.6.0.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">

    // Wait for Cordova to load
    document.addEventListener("deviceready", onDeviceReady, false);

    // Cordova is ready
    function onDeviceReady() {
		var myContact = navigator.contacts.create({"displayName": "Test User"});
		myContact.gender = "male";
		console.log("The contact, " + myContact.displayName + ", is of the " + myContact.gender + " gender");

    <p>Create Contact</p>