Will Verduzco · Sep 13, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Summon Widgets and Apps with a Swipe with Appsi Sidebar

Sidebars make for highly efficient and modern UI paradigms. They allow us to have our most commonly accessed apps, information, and settings permanently at our fingertips—both literally and figuratively. And with Ubuntu Touch making heavy use of sidebars, as well as a comparable solution for Android by XDA Forum Member leducbao that we recently covered here on the XDA Portal; it appears as if they’re here to stay.

Android is many things to many people, but for most of us here on XDA, it has come to mean the freedom of choice. To that end, having multiple options to attack a problem is always a good thing. XDA Forum Member nickmartens1980 brings another great take on the sidebar for Android with his app Appsi.

Appsi supports Appsi-specific plugins, application widgets, and DashClock extenions. It is quite customizable in look and feel, as well as sidebar placement and more. It even allows for music controls, courtesy of a guide by Senior Member Dr.Alexander_Breen that we covered not too long ago. The real power of Appsi, however, is in its plugin system.  Plugins can be used to add functionality to the home tab, and they can show things like missed calls, launch Android intents, and more.

Head over to the original thread to get started. If you’re a developer looking to create Appsi plugins, head over to nickmarten1980’s open source plugin example over at his Github and visit the Appsi plugins page.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
Aamir Siddiqui · May 27, 2015 at 02:12 pm · 1 comment

Samsung Galaxy S6 To Receive Major Camera Update

When the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were launched, they became the prime focus for all discussions as Samsung took a break on their traditional design philosophy and opted for something that their flagship lineup hadn't seen before. But along with the design, a lot of Android enthusiasts were also impressed by another aspect of the flagship duo: their camera. Even traditionally, the primary camera on Samsung's flagship lineup has been one of its stronger points as compared to other...

XDA NEWS
Faiz Malkani · May 27, 2015 at 01:34 pm · 4 comments

Tactile: An Addicting Game with Beautiful Material Design

The game industry has been around for decades, catering to a wide spectrum of people, young gamers and elder ones, casual gamers and serious ones, and for an industry with such specifications, innovation isn't the only fuel for success. An increasingly large number of games draw inspiration from another and build on top of that idea, and Tactile is one such product, an excellently executed brainchild of a mashup between Tetris and 2048. For 2048 veterans, the game will come across as relatively familiar....

XDA NEWS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · May 27, 2015 at 12:27 pm · 2 comments

Android’s Consistency and The User Experience

This is a site of power users, and it is fair to say that most of us are more knowledgeable about Android than the average Joe. We tinker and tweak by customizing every corner for endless hours, until we arrive at a comfortable software configuration. In contrast, a large chunk of Android users don’t even use a different launcher - and many don’t know what a launcher is in the first place!   When we get so involved in our...

XDA NEWS
Share This