I have been trying hard to find any example, resource which explains how to get a list of installed apps in SharePoint 2013 environment using Client Object Model. So far I have found nothing.

Could you please share some links if you happen to know any that explains:

  1. How to get list of apps installed in a SharePoint 2013 web using SP2013 Managed Client Object Model.
  2. How to get list of apps installed in a SharePoint 2013 web using either WCF or REST service. -- I would really like to know how to do this as I need to create a WebPart in SP 2010 that lists apps installed in our SP 2013 Office 365 env.

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Use AppCatalog class for this. Proof of concept below:

class StackExchangeProof
    static void Main(string[] args)
        var login    = "[email protected]";
        var password = "YourHardP@ssw0rd";
        var url      = "https://yourdomain.sharepoint.com";

        var creds  = new SharePointOnlineCredentials(login, ToSecureString(password));

        using (var context = new ClientContext(url))
            context.Credentials = creds;

            var apps = AppCatalog.GetAppInstances(context, context.Web);

            foreach (var app in apps)
                Console.WriteLine("App Name: {0} - {1}", app.Title, app.Status);

    public static SecureString ToSecureString(string source)
        if (string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(source))
            return null;

        var result = new SecureString();
        foreach (char c in source)

        return result;

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