url_launcher 0.4.2+3

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url_launcher #

pub package

A Flutter plugin for launching a URL in the mobile platform. Supports iOS and Android.

Usage #

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

Example #

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:url_launcher/url_launcher.dart';

void main() {
  runApp(new Scaffold(
    body: new Center(
      child: new RaisedButton(
        onPressed: _launchURL,
        child: new Text('Show Flutter homepage'),

_launchURL() async {
  const url = 'https://flutter.io';
  if (await canLaunch(url)) {
    await launch(url);
  } else {
    throw 'Could not launch $url';

Supported URL schemes #

The launch method takes a string argument containing a URL. This URL can be formatted using a number of different URL schemes. The supported URL schemes depend on the underlying platform and installed apps.

Common schemes supported by both iOS and Android:

http:<URL> , https:<URL>
e.g.: http://flutter.io
Open URL in the default browser
mailto:<email address>?subject=<subject>&body=<body>
e.g.: mailto:smith@example.org?subject=News&body=New%20plugin
Create email to
tel:<phone number>
e.g.: tel:+1 555 010 999
Make a phone call to
sms:<phone number>
e.g.: sms:5550101234
Send an SMS message to

More details can be found here for iOS and Android

Handling missing URL receivers #

A particular mobile device may not be able to receive all supported URL schemes. For example, a tablet may not have a cellular radio and thus no support for launching a URL using the sms scheme, or a device may not have an email app and thus no support for launching a URL using the email scheme.

We recommend checking which URL schemes are supported using the canLaunch method prior to calling launch. If the canLaunch method returns false, as a best practice we suggest adjusting the application UI so that the unsupported URL is never triggered; for example, if the email scheme is not supported, a UI button that would have sent email can be changed to redirect the user to a web page using a URL following the http scheme.

[0.4.2+2], [0.4.2+3] - 2017-08-16 #

  • Updated README

[0.4.2+1] - 2017-05-16 #

  • Updated README

[0.4.2] - 2017-05-15 #

  • Change to README.md.

[0.4.1] - 2017-05-09 #

  • Upgrade Android SDK Build Tools to 25.0.3.

[0.4.0] - 2017-05-09 #

  • Upgrade to new plugin registration.

[0.3.6] - 2017-05-09 #

  • Fix workaround for failing dynamic check in Xcode 7/sdk version 9.

[0.3.5] - 2017-05-08 #

  • Workaround for failing dynamic check in Xcode 7/sdk version 9.

[0.3.4] - 2017-05-08 #

  • Add test.

[0.3.3] - 2017-05-05 #

  • Change to buildToolsVersion

[0.3.2] - 2017-05-04 #

  • Change to README.md.

[0.3.1] - 2017-05-01 #

  • Change to README.md.

[0.3.0] - 2017-04-27 #

  • Add canLaunch method.

[0.2.0] - 2017-04-24 #

  • Change launch to a top-level method instead of a static method in a class.

[0.1.1] - 2017-04-21 #

  • Change to README.md

[0.1.0] - 2017-04-20 #

  • Initial Open Source release.


// Copyright 2017 The Chromium Authors. All rights reserved.
// Use of this source code is governed by a BSD-style license that can be
// found in the LICENSE file.

import 'dart:async';

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:url_launcher/url_launcher.dart';

void main() {
  runApp(new MyApp());

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return new MaterialApp(
      title: 'URL Launcher',
      theme: new ThemeData(
        primarySwatch: Colors.blue,
      home: new MyHomePage(title: 'URL Launcher'),

class MyHomePage extends StatefulWidget {
  MyHomePage({Key key, this.title}) : super(key: key);
  final String title;

  _MyHomePageState createState() => new _MyHomePageState();

class _MyHomePageState extends State<MyHomePage> {
  Future<Null> _launched;

  void _launchUrl() {
    setState(() {
      _launched = _launch('https://flutter.io');

  Future<Null> _launch(String url) async {
    if (await canLaunch(url)) {
      await launch(url);
    } else {
      throw 'Could not launch $url';

  Widget _launchStatus(BuildContext context, AsyncSnapshot<Null> snapshot) {
    if (snapshot.hasError) {
      return new Text('Error: ${snapshot.error}');
    } else {
      return const Text('');

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return new Scaffold(
      appBar: new AppBar(
        title: new Text(widget.title),
      body: new Center(
        child: new Column(
          mainAxisAlignment: MainAxisAlignment.center,
          children: <Widget>[
            new Row(
              mainAxisSize: MainAxisSize.min,
              children: <Widget>[
                const Padding(
                  padding: const EdgeInsets.all(16.0),
                  child: const Text('https://flutter.io'),
                new RaisedButton(
                  onPressed: _launchUrl,
                  child: const Text('Go'),
            new FutureBuilder<Null>(future: _launched, builder: _launchStatus),

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

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

  url_launcher: ^0.4.2+3

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:url_launcher/url_launcher.dart';
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