android – How to solve flutter_local_notifications PlatformException error?-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I’m using flutter_local_notifications package in a project for the first time.

Followed the codes given in the documentation in site. But the problem is when I press the button that should trigger the notification it is causing a PlatformException error.

The Error

E/flutter (15180): [ERROR:flutter/lib/ui/] Unhandled Exception: PlatformException(error, Attempt to invoke virtual method 'int java.lang.Integer.intValue()' on a null object reference, null)
E/flutter (15180): #0      StandardMethodCodec.decodeEnvelope (package:flutter/src/services/message_codecs.dart:569:7)
E/flutter (15180): #1      MethodChannel.invokeMethod (package:flutter/src/services/platform_channel.dart:318:33)
E/flutter (15180): <asynchronous suspension>
E/flutter (15180): #2 (package:flutter_local_notifications/src/flutter_local_notifications.dart:120:20)
E/flutter (15180): <asynchronous suspension>
E/flutter (15180): #3      _NewsfeedState.showNotification (package:news_app/screens/newsfeed_screen.dart:129:43)

The codes are given below.


  void initState() {

    var android = AndroidInitializationSettings('mipmap-hdpi/ic_launcher.png');
    var ios = IOSInitializationSettings();
    var initSettings = InitializationSettings(android, ios);
    flutterLocalNotificationsPlugin.initialize(initSettings, onSelectNotification: onSelectNotification);


onSelectNotification() : It shows a Dialog box when the notification is pressed.

Future onSelectNotification(String payload) {
    showDialog(context: context, builder: (_) => AlertDialog(
      title: Text("Notfication"),
      content: Text("This is notification"),

Main widget : I was using this Press button to check if the notification works, as a test purpose.

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Column(
      children: <Widget>[
          onPressed: showNotification,
          child: Text(


showNotification() async {
    var android = AndroidNotificationDetails(
        'channel id',
        'channel NAME',
        importance: Importance.Max,
        priority: Priority.High,
        ticker: 'ticker'
    var ios = IOSNotificationDetails();
    var platform = NotificationDetails(android, ios);
    await, "New Notification", "I'm notification", 
    platform, payload: "It works");

There is a question that I found about this error, but the solution it provides was of no use for me.

I tried changing the version of the flutter_local_notifications package couple of times, did not work.

Then traced back the files that were shown in the error to see what exactly is causing null value.

In the file platform_channel.dart, inside the invokeMethod<T>(String method, [dynamic arguments]) I tried to print the method and arguments to see what is coming out to be null. This method is called from flutter_local_notifications.dart.

invokeMethod(String method, [ dynamic arguments ])

  Future<T> invokeMethod<T>(String method, [ dynamic arguments ]) async {
    assert(method != null);
    final ByteData result = await binaryMessenger.send(
      codec.encodeMethodCall(MethodCall(method, arguments)),


    if(result == null) {
      throw MissingPluginException('No implementation found for method $method on channel 
    final T typedResult = codec.decodeEnvelope(result);
    return typedResult;

The output of arguments is,

I/flutter (15180): {id: 0, title: New News!, body: I'm news., platformSpecifics: {icon: null, channelId: channel id, channelName: channel NAME, channelDescription: CHANNEL DESCRIPTION, channelShowBadge: true, channelAction: 0, importance: 5, priority: 1, playSound: true, sound: null, enableVibration: true, vibrationPattern: null, style: 0, styleInformation: {htmlFormatContent: false, htmlFormatTitle: false}, groupKey: null, setAsGroupSummary: null, groupAlertBehavior: 0, autoCancel: true, ongoing: null, colorAlpha: null, colorRed: null, colorGreen: null, colorBlue: null, largeIcon: null, largeIconBitmapSource: null, onlyAlertOnce: null, showProgress: false, maxProgress: 0, progress: 0, indeterminate: false, enableLights: false, ledColorAlpha: null, ledColorRed: null, ledColorGreen: null, ledColorBlue: null, ledOnMs: null, ledOffMs: null, ticker: ticker}, payload: I'm the one}

You can see the title, body, channel id, channel NAME these are all the ones I gave but there are many other fields which are null. I’m guessing these to cause the error, but not certain.

As I followed the documentation, I did not see any instruction for such fields.

Some clue would mean great help. Thanks a lot for your time.

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