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Old January 14th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Check phone for installed app?

Im putting together an app that has a function requiring an outside app to be downloaded ( if the user doesnt already have it) my question is, how would I code the activity to search the users phone for the installed app before auto downloading it? I dont want them to have to repeatedly download the app if its already on their phone. Thanks.

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Should be able to use this to see what is installed and compare the package name against what you're looking for
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PackageManager pm = getPackageManager();                
List<ApplicationInfo> list = pm.getInstalledApplications(0);
                
for (int i=0; i< list.size(); i++) 
{
    ApplicationInfo appInfo = list.get(i);
    String packageName = appInfo.packageName;
    String appLabel = (String) pm.getApplicationLabel(appInfo);
    Drawable icon = pm.getApplicationIcon(appInfo);
}
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