Some devices don’t have a market application installed, if you try to open it without checking if it exists, you might get a Force Close!

If there is any market application installed on the device, you can:

  • ask for ratings/stars
  • ask for comments
  • redirect users to a paid version
  • advertise other apps

The function below will search for any app capable of “viewing” market links (i.e. Android Market, SlideME Application Manager, etc).

If you wish to check for Android Market specifically, use this function: