Get Running Applications List in Android Example

get-installed-application-list-androidHere we will discuss about how to get running applications list in Android with an simple example. There are many applications and services which are running in your Android device. We can use  ActivityManager.getRunningTasks(Integer.MAX_VALUE) API to get list of all running tasks in Android.

Lets extract running applications information for each running app. You can also get additional information using ActivityManager from same code snippet. So we will concentrate with below valuable application details.

1. Application Name

2. Application Activity Name

3. Application Package Name

4. Application Location 



The above code snippet will get the running instance of Android Activity Service. Then We can retrieve the list of all running applications and it’s other details from the activityManager variable like below.

Note: From the above code snippet, you can use ‘activityManager’ variable and its member functions to get other details.

I hope the above code snippet about Get Running Applications List in Android will help at it’s best.


Post By SmrutiRanjan (57 Posts)

Working @ Samsung as a Project Lead for Android Smartphones. I have been blogging since 2008. Previously I was writing articles for other bloggers, but finally I have started my own blog-"Techblogon".I am also an active contributor for the blog-"Gadgets n Gizmos World". Job is my necessity, but blogging is my passion.

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One Response to Get Running Applications List in Android Example

  1. Satish Singh says:

    You are awesome Sir ji this is fantastic Web for Every new Developer

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