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Aug 24th, 2017: Version 1: initial version
Extension to get installed package information and to be able to launch an installed app using a package name.
Required permission: android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
Return the default directory.
Set the default directory. Default value is /Pictures/.Packages.
Note: starting the directory with a dot hides the directory form the Gallery app.
Return whether Warnings should be suppressed
Set whether Warnings should be suppressed.
Get Package informations.
Event indicating that package information have been received. The result is provided in JSON format.
"app name":"Google","version name":"220.127.116.11.arm64",
Event indicating the progress of getting packages.
It helps to be familiar with working with lists of lists and the lookup in pairs block...
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