POSTS TAGGED: widget
Posted August 16, 2014 at 03:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Almost all of us use widgets on daily basis. We use them to change the track in our favorite music player, read Emails, check our calendar, or check the weather forecast. It’s really hard to imagine Android without widget support.
Widgets with all their pros, have some cons as well. For example, they can typically be accessed only from the home screen. XDA Forum Member sreenisatish decided to change that. Inspired by Paranoid Android’s Halo, he made an app that allows the use of widgets in every app. Widgets can be accessed even in apps running in full screen mode. The most interesting part of Flippr is that you don’t have to exit any applications to use a widget. For example, you can change you. . . READ ON »
Posted December 29, 2013 at 08:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Hangouts is a first-party Google application designed to handle various types of messaging such as Google Talk, and more recently SMS and MMS. Hangouts is the successor the previously popular Google Talk, which it replaced back in August 2013. And right now, it’s probably the most popular messenger on Android.
Despite being such popular application, Hangouts lacks one major feature: a good widget. Instant access to messages should be a priority, and Google obviously failed to deliver this with decent widget support. But who said that there must be an official widget to support Hangouts?
Posted December 23, 2013 at 12:00 am by Tomek Kondrat
The new year is coming, so it’s time to get rid of those pesky wall calendars and find something smaller, more functional, and free. Android devices have essentially become powerful computers, so they are used for a variety of tasks such as music playback, scheduling, telling time, and whatever else you could ask for. That said, stock Android lacks very many good looking widgets, especially for such an important thing as a calendar.
XDA Forum Member Syncd made a good looking calendar widget that integrates with Google Calendar and shows upcoming events in a nice, transparent, and “Holo” way. This app offers two ways of viewing the calendar: You can view the full month in the form of a grid. Da. . . READ ON »