How to launch another app from your app?

This example demonstrates How to launch another app from your app

Step 1 − Create a new project in Android Studio, go to File ⇒ New Project and fill all required details to create a new project.

Step 2 − Add the following code to res/layout/activity_main.xml.

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android = ""
   xmlns:app = ""
   xmlns:tools = ""
   android:layout_width = "match_parent"
   android:gravity = "center"
   android:layout_height = "match_parent"
   tools:context = ".MainActivity"
   android:orientation = "vertical">
      android:id = "@+id/applist"
      android:layout_width = "wrap_content"
      android:layout_height = "wrap_content"
      android:layout_alignParentTop = "true"
      android:layout_centerHorizontal = "true"
      android:layout_marginTop = "27dp"
      android:text = "Select app list"/>

In the above code, we have taken button view to open YouTube application.

Step 3 − Add the following code to src/

package com.example.myapplication;
import android.content.ActivityNotFoundException;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.content.res.Configuration;
import android.os.Build;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.util.Log;
import android.view.Gravity;
import android.view.LayoutInflater;
import android.view.MotionEvent;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.WindowManager;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.ImageView;
import android.widget.TextView;
import android.widget.Toast;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Locale;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
   private WindowManager windowManager;
   private ImageView chatHead;
   WindowManager.LayoutParams params;
   @RequiresApi(api = Build.VERSION_CODES.LOLLIPOP)
   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      findViewById( View.OnClickListener() {
         public void onClick(View v) {
            Intent mIntent = getPackageManager().getLaunchIntentForPackage("");
            if (mIntent ! = null) {
               try {
               } catch (ActivityNotFoundException err) {
                  Toast t = Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(),
                  "App is not found", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT);

Let's try to run your application. I assume you have connected your actual Android Mobile device with your computer. To run the app from android studio, open one of your project's activity files and click Run  icon from the toolbar. Select your mobile device as an option and then check your mobile device which will display your default screen –

Click on button it will open youtube app.

Click here to download the project code

Updated on: 30-Jul-2019

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