Flutter AppAvailability Plugin

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A Flutter plugin that allows you to check if an app is installed/enabled, launch an app and get the list of installed apps.

This plugin was inspired by the plugin AppAvailability for Cordova.

Getting Started

For help getting started with Flutter, view our online documentation.

For help on editing plugin code, view the documentation.

Installation

First, add flutter_appavailability as a dependency in your pubspec.yaml file.

Methods available

  • checkAvailability(String uri)
  • getInstalledApps() (only for Android)
  • isAppEnabled(String uri) (only for Android)
  • launchApp(String uri)

See the docs.

Example

Here is a small example flutter app displaying a list of installed apps that you can launch.

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'dart:async';
import 'dart:io';

import 'package:flutter_appavailability/flutter_appavailability.dart';

void main() => runApp(new MyApp());

class MyApp extends StatefulWidget {
  @override
  _MyAppState createState() => new _MyAppState();
}

class _MyAppState extends State<MyApp> {

  List<Map<String, String>> installedApps;
  List<Map<String, String>> iOSApps = [
    {
      "app_name": "Calendar",
      "package_name": "calshow://"
    },
    {
      "app_name": "Facebook",
      "package_name": "fb://"
    },
    {
      "app_name": "Whatsapp",
      "package_name": "whatsapp://"
    }
  ];


  @override
  void initState() {
    super.initState();
  }

  // Platform messages are asynchronous, so we initialize in an async method.
  Future<void> getApps() async {
    List<Map<String, String>> _installedApps;

    if (Platform.isAndroid) {

      _installedApps = await AppAvailability.getInstalledApps();

      print(await AppAvailability.checkAvailability("com.android.chrome"));
      // Returns: Map<String, String>{app_name: Chrome, package_name: com.android.chrome, versionCode: null, version_name: 55.0.2883.91}

      print(await AppAvailability.isAppEnabled("com.android.chrome"));
      // Returns: true

    }
    else if (Platform.isIOS) {
      // iOS doesn't allow to get installed apps.
      _installedApps = iOSApps;

      print(await AppAvailability.checkAvailability("calshow://"));
      // Returns: Map<String, String>{app_name: , package_name: calshow://, versionCode: , version_name: }

    }

    setState(() {
      installedApps = _installedApps;
    });

  }

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    if (installedApps == null)
      getApps();

    return MaterialApp(
      home: Scaffold(
        appBar: AppBar(
          title: const Text('Plugin flutter_appavailability app'),
        ),
        body: ListView.builder(
          itemCount: installedApps == null ? 0 : installedApps.length,
          itemBuilder: (context, index) {
            return ListTile(
              title: Text(installedApps[index]["app_name"]),
              trailing: IconButton(
                icon: const Icon(Icons.open_in_new),
                onPressed: () {
                  Scaffold.of(context).hideCurrentSnackBar();
                  AppAvailability.launchApp(installedApps[index]["package_name"]).then((_) {
                    print("App ${installedApps[index]["app_name"]} launched!");
                  }).catchError((err) {
                    Scaffold.of(context).showSnackBar(SnackBar(
                        content: Text("App ${installedApps[index]["app_name"]} not found!")
                    ));
                    print(err);
                  });
                }
              ),
            );
          },
        ),
      ),
    );
  }
}

Android: screenshot_1536780581

iOS: simulator screen shot - iphone x - 2018-09-12 at 21 27 05

Libraries

flutter_appavailability

Dart

dart:ui
Built-in types and core primitives for a Flutter application. [...]

Core

dart:async
Support for asynchronous programming, with classes such as Future and Stream. [...]
dart:collection
Classes and utilities that supplement the collection support in dart:core. [...]
dart:convert
Encoders and decoders for converting between different data representations, including JSON and UTF-8. [...]
dart:core
Built-in types, collections, and other core functionality for every Dart program. [...]
dart:developer
Interact with developer tools such as the debugger and inspector. [...]
dart:math
Mathematical constants and functions, plus a random number generator. [...]
dart:typed_data
Lists that efficiently handle fixed sized data (for example, unsigned 8 byte integers) and SIMD numeric types. [...]

VM

dart:io
File, socket, HTTP, and other I/O support for non-web applications. [...]
dart:isolate
Concurrent programming using isolates: independent workers that are similar to threads but don't share memory, communicating only via messages. [...]