PDF_Reader component not working

Hello, I had big problems with the PDF reader component under Android (under IOS I managed to use Web Viewer instead and it works fine).

At the beginning I tried to load a filename dynamically by pressing different buttons, but I got problems.
So I tried the most simple thing, create a Screen with a PDF_Reader component, put a file in the “File” field and open that Screen. Even in this very basic example I got the same error.
Finally I tried to put a valid URL instead of a file, but even this time it didn’t work.

Attached the error that I got in both Android 9.0 and 10.0

Any suggestions? Thank you


Did you solve this? I’m having the same issue

Hi Team,

Been struggling with the same issue.

Get the exactly the same error. Error message displays on android and ios just locks up with a white page with no alert dialog.

Have recreated the error here https://x.thunkable.com/projects/5eaacb6e5041c5fd76653c73/project/properties/designer

I have tried uploading pdf locally and from url with no luck.

Been trying to use google to do the job but it is not 100% reliable. https://docs.google.com/viewer?embedded=true&url=

I have tried downloading the package and installing just in case it was something to do with Thunkable Live but still the same error.

Maybe a new bug? not sure. Anyone got a working example by chance? Feel like I am doing something wrong.


The pdf viewer doesn’t work well for me. Instead I use the webviewer.

True webviewer is perfectly fine on ios for PDFs.
Just don’t have a robust solution for Android yet.

I am currently looking at pdf.js to create a webviewer landing page.