Extend native date picker widget

Hello, In my Phonegap app, when a user enters in a date, the calendar widget (both for Android and iOS) appears and they can only enter in a date using the calendar, they cannot type in the date. Is there a way to extend the native date picker widget in Mendix. I have tried to locate the native widgets in my Mendix project directory but can only access the add-on widgets in the widgets folder. Is there a way I can modify the native date picker widget in Mendix so that in my Phonegap app I can enter in a date instead of using the calendar to do so? Thank you.
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The only way to do this correctly is by implementing a custom widget to replace the platform data selector. Overwriting platform widget (which is possible) is not advised as this can get troublesome when upgrading Mendix.