Returns a new Contact object.

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


The contacts.create method is synchronous, and returns a new [Contact](Contact/contact.html) object.

This method does not retain the Contact object in the device contacts database, for which you need to invoke the [Contact](Contact/contact.html).save method.

Supported Platforms

  • Android
  • BlackBerry WebWorks (OS 5.0 and higher)
  • iOS
  • Windows Phone 7 and 8

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

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

    // device APIs are available
    function onDeviceReady() {
        var myContact = navigator.contacts.create({"displayName": "Test User"});
        myContact.note = "This contact has a note.";
        console.log("The contact, " + myContact.displayName + ", note: " + myContact.note);

    <p>Create Contact</p>