iOSInstalledApps 0.2.0

iOSInstalledApps 0.2.0

LangLanguage Obj-CObjective C
License BSD
ReleasedLast Release Dec 2014

Maintained by Unclaimed.

  • By
  • Aravind Krishnaswamy

Utility functions to fetch installed apps on iOS by a combination of reading running processes & investigating custom URL schemes implemented.


Unlike Android & other mobile operating systems, iOS doesnt let you query for a list of installed applications. Developers have had to resort to circumventing this by a few techniques:

  • reading running processes & maintaining a map to their iTunes data
  • examining whether it is possible to launch an installed iOS app via the custom URL schemes that are publicly available, and thereby infer that it is installed

This repo provides a few utility functions that you can use for both these approaches in conjunction with your dataset mappings (not included).


Refer to a simple example in the App Delegate