mdns 0.0.1

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mDNS for Flutter

A Flutter plugin for mDNS/DNS-SD discovery and advertising. Ultimately this plugin will be compatible with Android and iOS.

See for additional info


See example/lib/main.dart for a simple example

Currently Working

  • Service Discovery on Android

TODO (in this order)

  • Service Discovery on iOS
  • Service advertising on Android
  • Service advertising on iOS

[0.0.1] - Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Added in this release:

  • Discovery for Android
  • Example flutter app with basic discovery function


import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:mdns/mdns.dart';

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

const String discovery_service = "_workstation._tcp";

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

class _MyAppState extends State<MyApp> {
  List<String> messageLog = <String>[];
  DiscoveryCallbacks discoveryCallbacks;
  initState() {

    discoveryCallbacks = new DiscoveryCallbacks(
      onDiscovered: (ServiceInfo info){
        print("Discovered ${info.toString()}");
          messageLog.insert(0, "DISCOVERY: Discovered ${info.toString()}");
      onDiscoveryStarted: (){
        print("Discovery started");
        setState((){messageLog.insert(0, "DISCOVERY: Discovery Running");});
      onDiscoveryStopped: (){
        print("Discovery stopped");
        setState((){messageLog.insert(0, "DISCOVERY: Discovery Not Running");});
      onResolved: (ServiceInfo info){
        print("Resolved Service ${info.toString()}");
          messageLog.insert(0, "DISCOVERY: Resolved ${info.toString()}");

    messageLog.add("Starting mDNS for service [$discovery_service]");

  startMdnsDiscovery(String serviceType){
    Mdns mdns = new Mdns(discoveryCallbacks: discoveryCallbacks);

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {

    return new MaterialApp(
      home: new Scaffold(
        body: new ListView.builder(
          reverse: true,
          itemCount: messageLog.length,
          itemBuilder: (BuildContext context, int index) {
            return new Text(messageLog[index]);

1. Depend on it

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

  mdns: "^0.0.1"

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with Flutter:

$ flutter packages get

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

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:mdns/mdns.dart';
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  • completed on Feb 3, 2018
  • Dart: 2.0.0-dev.20.0
  • pana: 0.10.1
  • Flutter: 0.0.22


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flutter 0.0.0
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charcode 1.1.1
collection 1.14.5
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http_parser 3.1.1
meta 1.1.1 1.1.2
path 1.5.1
sky_engine 0.0.99
source_span 1.4.0
string_scanner 1.0.2
typed_data 1.1.4 1.1.5
vector_math 2.0.5