jQuery Promises throws ReferenceError

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Eric Friedman

18 May, 2016 05:11 PM

We have recently upgraded our JavaScript to use Promises with jQuery-2.2.3.

This works fine on a real iPad running iOS 9. However, it doesn’t work in Electric Mobile Studio 2012 v1.1.4. Instead, it throws the following error:
Uncaught ReferenceError: Promise is not defined

This version of jQuery loads without error.

  1. 1 Posted by Eric Friedman on 13 Jan, 2017 10:12 PM

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    I've come upon a resolution for this issue. It not only works with Electric Plum emulator, but also with IE11 and older browsers that don't support Promise().

    Here's a couple of lines of JavaScript code that will automatically include the free bluebird library to add the necessary functionality to older JavaScript engines if necessary:

    // If Promise() function is not defined by current browser, load bluebird library to support it.
    if (typeof Promise !== "function") { jQuery.getScript("https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/bluebird/3.3.4/bluebird.min.js")
        .fail(alert("Unable to load 'bluebird.min.js'."));

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