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Aug 24th, 2017: Version 1: initial version
Nov 22th, 2020: Version 2: bug fix: icon was not extracted for all packages; API 30 update: icons will now be stored in subdirectory /Packages of the the ASD - application specific directory, which is
Extension to get information about installed apps and to be able to launch an installed app using a package name.
Required permission: none
Return the default directory (READ ONLY), which is
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":"22.214.171.124.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...
Q1: Due to the
Package visibility in Android 11, I can't get a list of all installed apps, not even directly querying with the package name..
A: See here: The limited package visibility reduces the number of apps that appear to be installed on a device, from your app's perspective. You might want to add the permission QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES into the manifest
Note: If you publish your app on Google Play, your app's use of this permission is subject to approval based on an upcoming policy. To add that permission into the manifest, you can use the extension tsf.queryallpackages.aix. Thank you anonwins.
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