flutter_dynamic_icon 0.2.0+1

Flutter Android iOS

A flutter plugin for dynamically changing app icon and app icon batch number

flutter_dynamic_icon #

A flutter plugin for dynamically changing app icon and app icon batch number in the mobile platform. Supports only iOS (with version > 10.3).

Usage #

To use this plugin, add flutter_dynamic_icon as a dependency in your pubspec.yaml file.

Getting Started #

Check out the example directory for a sample app using flutter_dynamic_icon.

iOS Integration #

Index

  • 2x - 120px x 120px
  • 3x - 180px x 180px

To integrate your plugin into the iOS part of your app, follow these steps

  1. First let us put a few images for app icons, they are
    • teamfortress@2x.png, teamfortress@3x.png
    • photos@2x.png, photos@3x.png,
    • chills@2x.png, chills@3x.png,
  2. These icons shouldn't be kept in Assets.xcassets folder, but outside. Here is my directory structure:

directory_structure

  1. Next, we need to setup the Info.plist
    1. Add Icon files (iOS 5) to the Information Property List
    2. Add CFBundleAlternateIcons as a dictionary, it is used for alternative icons
    3. Set 3 dictionaries under CFBundleAlternateIcons, they are correspond to teamfortress, photos, and chills
    4. For each dictionary, two properties — UIPrerenderedIcon and CFBundleIconFiles need to be configured

Note that if you need it work for iPads, You need to add these icon declarations in CFBundleIcons~ipad as well. See here for more details.

Here is my Info.plist after adding Alternate Icons

Screenshot

info.plist

Raw

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
	<key>CFBundleDevelopmentRegion</key>
	<string>en</string>
	<key>CFBundleExecutable</key>
	<string>$(EXECUTABLE_NAME)</string>
	<key>CFBundleIcons</key>
	<dict>
		<key>CFBundleAlternateIcons</key>
		<dict>
			<key>chills</key>
			<dict>
				<key>CFBundleIconFiles</key>
				<array>
					<string>chills</string>
				</array>
				<key>UIPrerenderedIcon</key>
				<false/>
			</dict>
			<key>photos</key>
			<dict>
				<key>CFBundleIconFiles</key>
				<array>
					<string>photos</string>
				</array>
				<key>UIPrerenderedIcon</key>
				<false/>
			</dict>
			<key>teamfortress</key>
			<dict>
				<key>CFBundleIconFiles</key>
				<array>
					<string>teamfortress</string>
				</array>
				<key>UIPrerenderedIcon</key>
				<false/>
			</dict>
		</dict>
		<key>CFBundlePrimaryIcon</key>
		<dict>
			<key>CFBundleIconFiles</key>
			<array>
				<string>chills</string>
			</array>
			<key>UIPrerenderedIcon</key>
			<false/>
		</dict>
	</dict>
	<key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
	<string>$(PRODUCT_BUNDLE_IDENTIFIER)</string>
	<key>CFBundleInfoDictionaryVersion</key>
	<string>6.0</string>
	<key>CFBundleName</key>
	<string>flutter_dynamic_icon_example</string>
	<key>CFBundlePackageType</key>
	<string>APPL</string>
	<key>CFBundleShortVersionString</key>
	<string>$(FLUTTER_BUILD_NAME)</string>
	<key>CFBundleSignature</key>
	<string>????</string>
	<key>CFBundleVersion</key>
	<string>$(FLUTTER_BUILD_NUMBER)</string>
	<key>LSRequiresIPhoneOS</key>
	<true/>
	<key>UILaunchStoryboardName</key>
	<string>LaunchScreen</string>
	<key>UIMainStoryboardFile</key>
	<string>Main</string>
	<key>UISupportedInterfaceOrientations</key>
	<array>
		<string>UIInterfaceOrientationPortrait</string>
		<string>UIInterfaceOrientationLandscapeLeft</string>
		<string>UIInterfaceOrientationLandscapeRight</string>
	</array>
	<key>UISupportedInterfaceOrientations~ipad</key>
	<array>
		<string>UIInterfaceOrientationPortrait</string>
		<string>UIInterfaceOrientationPortraitUpsideDown</string>
		<string>UIInterfaceOrientationLandscapeLeft</string>
		<string>UIInterfaceOrientationLandscapeRight</string>
	</array>
	<key>UIViewControllerBasedStatusBarAppearance</key>
	<false/>
</dict>
</plist>

Now, you can call FlutterDynamicIcon.setAlternateIconName with the CFBundleAlternateIcons key as the argument to set that icon.

Dart/Flutter Integration #

From your Dart code, you need to import the plugin and use it's static methods:

import 'package:flutter_dynamic_icon/flutter_dynamic_icon.dart';

try {
  if (await FlutterDynamicIcon.supportsAlternateIcons) {
    await FlutterDynamicIcon.setAlternateIconName("photos");
    print("App icon change successful");
    return;
  }
} on PlatformException {} catch (e) {}
print("Failed to change app icon");

...

// set batch number
try {
	await FlutterDynamicIcon.setApplicationIconBadgeNumber(9399);
} on PlatformException {} catch (e) {}

// gets currently set batch number
int batchNumber = FlutterDynamicIcon.getApplicationIconBadgeNumber();

Check out the example app for more details

Screenrecord #

Showing App Icon change #

Screenrecording of the example

Showing Batch number on app icon change in SpringBoard #

Screenrecording of the example

Reference #

This was made possible because this blog. I borrowed a lot of words from this blog. https://medium.com/ios-os-x-development/dynamically-change-the-app-icon-7d4bece820d2

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A flutter plugin for dynamically changing app icon and app icon batch number

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