Mobile App - Make Contextual Data Available via Javascript

Idea created by Michael Fariborz on Apr 19, 2018
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    On the web version of Canvas, you can use Javascript to get contextual information about where you are.  (For instance, you can get the course id, page name, etc. from the URL or environment variables.)  However in the mobile app, there currently appears to be no way to get that type of information.  

     

    The idea would be to provide a way to get that kind of contextual information via javascript on the mobile app.  (It doesn't have to be the same way as we get it via the web, but surfacing that data somehow would make some customizations possible on the mobile app.)

     

    As a side request, if there is any kind of documentation on customization on the mobile app, that would be very helpful.