android_job_scheduler 0.0.1

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android_job_scheduler_example #

Schedule Jobs using Android's JobScheduler API. This is very much Work in progress. Much of this Plugin is based on the android_alarm_manager Plugin.

Getting Started #

Add the Dependency #


Declare the JobScheduler Service in AndroidManifest.xml

In your project's android/app/src/main directory, open the AndroidManifest.xml and add the following to the <application /> block:


Usage #

import 'package:android_job_scheduler/android_job_scheduler.dart';
// This MUST be a top level Function or a Static Class Member. It may not be a Class Method
// or a Closure. Inside this method, you don't have access to anything assuming a running
// Application.
void iRunPeriodically() {
    print('This gets run periodically by the Android JobScheduler API. '
          'Even when the App is not running. '
          'The Timings are not guaranteed to be exact by the Android OS, though.');

void main() {
    bool jobIsInstalled =
        await AndroidJobScheduler.scheduleEvery(
            const Duration(seconds: 10), iRunPeriodically);

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import 'dart:io';
import 'dart:async';
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:flutter/services.dart';

import 'package:android_job_scheduler/android_job_scheduler.dart';

import 'package:path_provider/path_provider.dart';

void main() => runApp(new MyApp());

class MyApp extends StatefulWidget {
  _MyAppState createState() => new _MyAppState();

void yolo() async {
  // Search Logcat for Yolo to see the the Callback firing
  // when the app is not running.
  print('Yolo executing');
  final file = await getCommonStateFile();
  if (!await file.exists()) {
    await file.writeAsString("0");
  } else {
    final contents = await file.readAsString();
    print("Contents: $contents");
    final timesCalled = int.parse(contents);
    await file.writeAsString("${timesCalled + 1}");

Future<File> getCommonStateFile() async {
  final targetDir = await getApplicationDocumentsDirectory();
  return new File("${targetDir.path}/times_called.txt");

class _MyAppState extends State<MyApp> {
  bool _jobIsInstalled;
  int _timesCalled = 0;

  initState() {

  initFileWatcher() async {
    Timer.periodic(const Duration(seconds: 5), updateCallBackTimesCalled);

  updateCallBackTimesCalled([Timer _]) async {
    final file = await getCommonStateFile();
    var timesCalled;
    if (!await file.exists()) {
      timesCalled = 0;
    } else {
      timesCalled = int.parse(await file.readAsString());
    setState(() {
      _timesCalled = timesCalled;

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return new MaterialApp(
      home: new Scaffold(
          appBar: new AppBar(
            title: new Text('Android Job Scheduler'),
          body: new Center(
              child: new Column(
            children: <Widget>[
              new Text(_jobIsInstalled == null? 'Job not installed.' : _jobIsInstalled? 'Job is installed!' : 'Job installation failed!'),
              new Text('Callback has been called '),
              new Text('$_timesCalled', textScaleFactor: 2.0),
              new Text('times.'),
              new Divider(),
              new Row(
                  children: <Widget>[
                    new RaisedButton.icon(
                        onPressed: () async {
                          bool jobIsInstalled;
                          try {
                            jobIsInstalled =
                                await AndroidJobScheduler.scheduleEvery(
                                    const Duration(seconds: 10), yolo);
                          } finally {
                            setState(() {
                              _jobIsInstalled = jobIsInstalled == true;
                        icon: const Icon(Icons.check_box),
                        label: Text('Install Job')),
                    new Container(width: 10.0,),
                    new RaisedButton.icon(
                        onPressed: () {},
                        icon: const Icon(Icons.delete),
                        label: Text('Uninstall Job')),
              new Divider(),
              new RaisedButton.icon(onPressed: () async {
                final file = await getCommonStateFile();
                if (await file.exists()) {
                  await file.delete();
                  await updateCallBackTimesCalled();
              }, icon: const Icon(Icons.fast_rewind), label: const Text('Reset State')),
              new Container(
                padding: EdgeInsets.all(20.0),
                child: const Text('Close the App, wait a few secs, and see what happens!'),

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  android_job_scheduler: ^0.0.1

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with pub:

$ pub get

with Flutter:

$ flutter pub get

Alternatively, your editor might support pub get or flutter pub get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:android_job_scheduler/android_job_scheduler.dart';
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