Latest 0.2.0
License BSD
Platforms ios 5.0, requires ARC

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

Latest podspec

    "name": "iOSInstalledApps",
    "version": "0.2.0",
    "summary": "Utility functions to assist with iOS app reading by checking running processes and identifying whether apps implement a custom URL Scheme.",
    "homepage": "",
    "license": "BSD",
    "authors": {
        "Aravind Krishnaswamy": "[email protected]"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "commit": "7e88351860962f94d87114fe4860d70430a19b5f"
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "5.0"
    "source_files": "LLInstalledApps*.{h,m}",
    "requires_arc": true

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