How to Download and Open Files with Capacitor & Ionic [v5]


Downloading files with Capacitor and Ionic should be a simple task, right? In fact it is, but there are a few small things you need to take care of.

In this Quick Win we will implement a simple file download from some dummy files and write them to the file system of our app.


Additionally we will create a super simple download progress bar and open the files stored on our device with the Cordova file opener plugin.

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