flutter_app_badger 1.1.2

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Flutter App Badger plugin #


This plugin for Flutter adds the ability to change the badge of the app in the launcher. It supports iOS and some Android devices (the official API does not support the feature, even on Oreo).

Android badge

Android badge

Getting Started #

iOS #

On iOS, the notification permission is required to update the badge. It is automatically asked when the badge is added or removed.

Please also add the following to your Info.plist:


Android #

On Android, no official API exists to show a badge in the launcher. But some devices (Samsung, HTC...) support the feature. Thanks to the Shortcut Badger library, ~ 16 launchers are supported.

Dart #

First, you just have to import the package in your dart files with:

import 'package:flutter_app_badger/flutter_app_badger.dart';

Then you can add a badge:


Remove a badge:


Or just check if the device supports this feature with:


[1.1.2] - 15th December 2019 #

  • Support the new plugin pubspec format
  • On Android, the custom dependency to ShortcutBadger is removed, since unused

[1.1.1] - 3rd December 2019 #

  • Migration of the sample to Android X

[1.1.0] - 11th November 2019 #

  • Migration to Android X (thanks to orknist) + Android Target SDK = 29

[1.0.3+2] - 13th September 2019 #

  • README updated

[1.0.3] - 25th June 2019 #

  • Android: Migration to the latest version of the ShortcutBadger library (1.1.22)

[1.0.2] - 5th July 2018 #

  • Android: Include the PR #268 to support Oreo devices.

[1.0.1] - 10th April 2018 #

  • Fix a bug with the Android build.

[1.0.0] - 10th April 2018 #

  • Initial Release.


import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:flutter/services.dart';
import 'package:flutter_app_badger/flutter_app_badger.dart';

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

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

class _MyAppState extends State<MyApp> {
  String _appBadgeSupported = 'Unknown';

  initState() {

  initPlatformState() async {
    String appBadgeSupported;
    try {
      bool res = await FlutterAppBadger.isAppBadgeSupported();
      if (res) {
        appBadgeSupported = 'Supported';
      } else {
        appBadgeSupported = 'Not supported';
    } on PlatformException {
      appBadgeSupported = 'Failed to get badge support.';

    // If the widget was removed from the tree while the asynchronous platform
    // message was in flight, we want to discard the reply rather than calling
    // setState to update our non-existent appearance.
    if (!mounted) return;

    setState(() {
      _appBadgeSupported = appBadgeSupported;

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return new MaterialApp(
      home: new Scaffold(
        appBar: new AppBar(
          title: new Text('Plugin example app'),
        body: new SizedBox.expand(
          child: new Column(
            mainAxisAlignment: MainAxisAlignment.center,
            crossAxisAlignment: CrossAxisAlignment.center,
            children: <Widget>[
              new Text('Badge supported: $_appBadgeSupported\n'),
              new RaisedButton(
                child: new Text('Add badge'),
                onPressed: () {
              new RaisedButton(
                  child: new Text('Remove badge'),
                  onPressed: () {

  void _addBadge() {

  void _removeBadge() {

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

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

  flutter_app_badger: ^1.1.2

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with Flutter:

$ flutter pub get

Alternatively, your editor might support 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:flutter_app_badger/flutter_app_badger.dart';
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We analyzed this package on Apr 7, 2020, and provided a score, details, and suggestions below. Analysis was completed with status completed using:

  • Dart: 2.7.1
  • pana: 0.13.7
  • Flutter: 1.12.13+hotfix.9

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Package Constraint Resolved Available
Direct dependencies
Dart SDK >=2.1.0 <3.0.0
flutter 0.0.0
Transitive dependencies
collection 1.14.11 1.14.12
meta 1.1.8
sky_engine 0.0.99
typed_data 1.1.6
vector_math 2.0.8