The Cordova Splashscreen API simplifies the process of displaying an application splash screen. An application would use this API to display a custom splash screen during application launch, but also as the application begins some time consuming operation or as the application switches between modes.

The API really only targets iOS and the default iOS Cordova project template already includes standard Cordova graphics for the application splash screen. You can use this API without modification in iOS applications created by the Cordova CLI. After I show you how to use the API, I show how to replace the default splash screen graphics provided by the Cordova project with your own. For iOS and other platforms, implementing a splash screen is a more complicated process.