device_apps 1.0.3

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Flutter Device apps plugin

Plugin to get the list of installed applications (iOS is not supported yet).

Getting Started

First, you have to import the package in your dart files with:

import 'package:device_apps/device_apps.dart';

List of installed applications

To get the list of the apps installed on the device:

List<Application> apps = await DeviceApps.getInstalledApplications();

You can filter system apps if necessary. Note: The list of apps is not ordered!

Get an application

To get a specific app by package name:

Application app = await DeviceApps.getApp('');

Check if an application is installed

To check if an app is installed (via its package name):

bool isInstalled = await DeviceApps.isAppInstalled('');

Open an application

To open an application


Displaying app icon

When calling the getInstalledApplications() or getApp() methods, you can ask for the icon. To display the image, just call:


[1.0.3] - 17th December 2018

  • Some asserts added + a different class is used when an icon is passed

[1.0.2] - 15th December 2018

  • Support for the application icon (thanks to Damodar Lohani)
  • Fetching the applications list is now processed in a background thread in the Android code

[1.0.1] - 30th October 2018

  • New attribute to detect whether the app is user or system.

[1.0.0] - 6th June 2018

  • Initial release (support for Android only).



Demonstrates how to use the device_apps plugin.

Getting Started

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

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  device_apps: ^1.0.3

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with Flutter:

$ flutter packages get

Alternatively, your editor might support flutter packages get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:device_apps/device_apps.dart';
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  • Dart: 2.1.0
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