Adding the TestFairy plugin to your Cordova or Phonegap project is simple.

For Ionic applications, please check out the Ionic documentation.


Add the plugin to your project via npm. Run the following command from a terminal:

cordova plugin add com.testfairy.cordova-plugin

Alternatively, you can install it directly from GitHub:

cordova plugin add


To upgrade your plugin, please run:

cordova plugin update com.testfairy.cordova-plugin


Initialize TestFairy with your App Token by calling TestFairy.begin. Your APP TOKEN is available at

We recommend to invoking TestFairy.begin from onDeviceReady in index.js:

  onDeviceReady: function() {
    TestFairy.begin("APP TOKEN");

Logging Errors

We recommend logging error event to TestFairy. This will display the exceptions along with the rest of the session data, including logs and attributes. Please
refer to the Exception Logging document for more information.

Identifying Your Users

See the SDK Documentation for more information.

Session Attributes

See the SDK Documentation for more information.

Remote Logging

See the SDK Documentation for more information.

Support for ARM architecture vs x86

ERROR ITMS-90087: "Unsupported Architectures. The executable TestFairy.framework contains unsupported architectures '[x86_64, i386]'

This happens when you export your iOS app for the App store. The App Store only supports apps built for the ARM architecture, however to allow developers to also test in the iOS Simulator, we include the architectures for 64-bit (x86_64) and 32-bit (i386) Intel architectures.

The quickest solution is to strip these architectures from TestFairy.framework when archiving. You must add the following run script to your Xcode build phases.


find "$APP_PATH" -name 'TestFairy.framework' -type d | while read -r FRAMEWORK
    FRAMEWORK_EXECUTABLE_NAME=$(defaults read "$FRAMEWORK/Info.plist" CFBundleExecutable)
    echo "Executable is $FRAMEWORK_EXECUTABLE_PATH"
    echo $(lipo -info "$FRAMEWORK_EXECUTABLE_PATH")


    if $(lipo "$FRAMEWORK_EXECUTABLE_PATH" -verify_arch "i386") ; then
        lipo -output "$FRAMEWORK_TMP_PATH" -remove "i386" "$FRAMEWORK_EXECUTABLE_PATH"
        echo "    i386 architecture removed"

    if $(lipo "$FRAMEWORK_EXECUTABLE_PATH" -verify_arch "x86_64") ; then
        lipo -output "$FRAMEWORK_TMP_PATH" -remove "x86_64" "$FRAMEWORK_EXECUTABLE_PATH"
        echo "    x86_64 architecture removed"

Note: It's important that you only run this script during only when installing. The image below shows the necessary checkbox to prevent this script from running during regular development builds


Where to go from here?

Congratulations! You've successfully integrated TestFairy into your Cordova project! Visit your dashboard, where you should see your app listed.

  • Have a look at the API documentation for other calls you can make to the TestFairy plugin

  • Follow the project on GitHub for updates, bug reports, or to contribute to the project!

Last updated on 2023-03-23