Android :: Widget Will Display Contents Of Inbox On Home Screen?
Jul 19, 2010
Does anyone know of a widget that will display the contents of the inbox on the home screen? So that, without opening gmail I can glance at the phone and see the 3-5 most recent messages, sender and subject? I have looked all over the market and can't find anything like this.
Does anyone know a way to edit the contents of a Folder that you create as a widget on a Homescreen? I know you can edit the name by tapping and holding it but I want to delete some stuff i put in the folder. I tried locating the folder with Astro and could not find it on the phone memory or the storage card.
I'm looking for a text widget that can access a text file that is located on my phone or dropbox and display the contents of the file. It should always update itself as soon as there is a change in the text file. Does an app like this exist and where can I find it?
I would like to create a Home Widget containing a ListView, but I don't know if this is possible and if it is, how to do it. I was using a ListActivity and it was pretty simple, but can't figure out a way to do it using AppWidgetProvider.
Since upgrading to Froyo, whenever I get new email, any existing email in my inbox is automatically shifted to the Trash folder. Is anyone else having this problem? Will doing the factory reset fix this?
This is the only thing I miss from my Blackberry. I know I can add a message icon on the homeccreen but I want to have 1 inbox on my homescreen that displays an unread message count and the inbox includes:
-all missed calls
Is there an app for this? or a way to do it i'm missing? search resulted in unadressed topics.
I am designing a home screen widget. I ran this widget on a HTC Hero device, which has a screen of 320 pixels * 480 pixels with mdpi. It ran perfect on HTC Hero. The widget takes 3 cells * 2 cells space, i.e. 240 pixels * 200 pixels.Then I ran this widget on a Nexus One device, which has a screen of 480 pixels * 800 pixels, mdpi. Since Nexus One also is mdpi, so I though 240dip is equivalent to 240 pixels on Nexus One and 200dip is equivalent to 200 pixels on Nexus One, so the widget will not take 3 cells * 2 cells space on Nexus One device. To my surprise, when running on Nexus One device, the widget take exact 3 cells * 2 cells, about 360 pixels * 300 pixels, on Nexus One device.I am confused. The layout xml above specifies 240dip in width and 200dip in height for the widget, but why did it take 360 pixels * 300 pixels on Nexus One Device? What am I missing?
This is more of an annoyance, but whenever I reply to a message off the home screen widget, it automatically defaults to the home number for that contact, instead of replying to the same (cell) number that it was sent from. If I go into the messaging app, it works as it should (replies to the same number).
From Android widget screen guidelines,we know that, home screen has 4*4 cells, and in portrait orientation, each cell is 80 pixels wide by 100 pixels tall. I think these are for baseline HVGA screen. How about for large screens and hdpi screens, do they still have 4*4 cells for widget and each cell in portrait orientation is still 80 pixels * 100 pixels?
I upgraded my Nexus One a few days ago with 2.2 (Froyo). This morning when I went to use it I saw a Dialog sitting atop the home/launcher screen notifying me that an update was available and that I could choose to upgrade now or later. My question is, what API mechanisms is this using to show a Dialog (perhaps an AlertDialog) atop the home screen? Having written an Android app, it was my understanding that Dialogs could only be shown atop an Activity, and that a Service cannot show a Dialog (only a Toast).
I am working on an Android application that displays a list of items when a tab is selected, then displays detail information about an item that was selected from the list :
The details are to be displayed using ImageViews, ImageButtons, and TextViews. The data comes from a database query, so the TextView text and ImageView drawables have to be assigned dynamically.
The correct text from the database query gets assigned to each of the Views. I can see everything being added when I step through the code in the onCreate method of Activity3 in the debugger.
BUT, the drawables are only displayed when I select the first item in the ListActivity. If I select another item, all TextViews display the correct information but the drawables are not displayed for the ImageViews or ImageButtons. It looks like only the backgrounds are being displayed.
The ImageButton drawables are not being dynamically assigned, only the ImageView drawables are. The ImageButton drawables are set in the TableLayout XML that is associated with the activity. Here is one entry :
Originally, I had android_drawable="@drawable/ic_phone", then tried adding android:background="@drawable/ic_phone", and finally created the following selector (phoneselector.xml) :
If I select the first item again, its proper ImageView drawables are displayed along with the proper text in the TextViews. The ImageView drawables that belong to the other items have no problems being displayed in Activity2's ListView.
The code successfully sets an onClickListener for the button (also in Activity3.onCreate). If I click on what is displayed on the spot where the drawable should be, the phone number is dialed.
The code successfully sets an onClickListener for the button (also in DetailActivity.onCreate).
Has anyone seen anything like this before? I would appreciate any help figuring out what is wrong.
Here are more details because I wonder if the problem has to do with the use of the Views :
The Activity1 extends TabActivity and sets a TabHost view that contains a FrameLayout along with the TabWidget. Activity1 creates the tabs dynamically.
Activity2 extends ListActivity and sets the content to its ListView (via setContentView(getListView()).
When ListActivity.onListItemClick is invoked (item in list is selected), a new Intent is created that contains an identifier in a Bundle and Activity3 is started.
The started activity (in Activity3.onCreate...) sets the content to a TableLayout view defined in a .xml file (via setContentView(R.layout.details.xml).
The old symbian phone displays the area/location on home screen, even if the GPS/GPRS is not activated. This is provided by the network operator. I am missing the same in my Android phone.
Even My Location option does not display the area/location on homescreen, it displays only the Network operator name.
I tried looking for apps, but all are for displaying the operator's name but not location. I can check my location using any GPS application, but those does not display it on my home screen along with Operators name. I want it similar to my Nokia N81 where the operator name and area name are displayed.
Am an engg student from India and of course a novice to android. am developing an application for remote administration through mobiles. so i have to display file contents of a remote machine in mobile. as android doesn't support WML,can u suggest me a way to display ..
One thing i absolutely HATE about my Droid INC is the wallpaper is the same for all screens.Can the X display a different wallpaper for each home screen? If not do you know of any Android VZW phones that will?
Im still looking for a widget to put my Incredible to sleep without pushing the power button. I am using No lock for the ability to use the touchpad to turn on but I hate using the power button to turn it off and leaving the screen on, even for 30 seconds, has to be draining the battery. (I am constantly on/off/on/off the phone throughout the day.)
I would like something I can put on the home screen that when touched, puts the phone to sleep. This will help save my power button in the long run as well. Ive searched and cant find anything.
What's everybody using for an RSS app? I'm using NetaShare. I really like it, but it's lacking a home screen widget - I sorta wrote about it as part of my top 5 favorites, but I'm wondering if there might be something better that allows you to download and store RSS content on your phone and has a home screen widget.
HI took a look at the home screen widget design recently and I tried to deploy a simple widget with 4x1 portrait background provided in Widget.I tried it in HVGA emulator (screen size 320x480 or something) and on Nexus One (screen size 480x800) and the widget seems to be the same size with respect to other UI elements (search widget etc) on both devices. How is that possible when one screen is 320px wide and the other one is 480px? Is the graphics in png format being automatically resized somehow based on screen width? If so, is it better to create the home screen widget graphics to make it perfectly fit to HVGA screen with 320px or is it better to create the graphics to fit the largest screen width possible so it would shrink itself on smaller screens (based on assumption shrinking an image is always better than magnifying it)?
I want to create a custom widget for my application which should be used for doing search internally in my application.But i am not able to place an Edit text control inside a widget.While browsing further i found that Edittext box was not included for creating custom widgets.I was surprised to see google's search widget showing an edittext box.Is there a way to add an edittext box in a widget...?
We just released our first widget to the market called AudioManager, it's available now and free to download to anyone who has cupcake already installed.AudioManager is a home-screen Widget that allows you to get live readings of your current volume levels on your Android phone (similar to your computer's "Volume Mixer").Tap on the screen and you can adjust the volume levels individually for the following streams: Alarm, music, notifications, ringer, system and voice call volume.The widget comes in two sizes, large (4x1) and small (2x1). The AudioManager Console is also available through your application launchpad in case you do not need the Widget on your screen but wish to access all volume streams from one place.Attached are a few screenshots, check it out and let us know. Only tested with Android's default home-screen, however, there are mixed reports of the widget working for aHome and dxTop with the latest versions.
I'm look for one that I can just scroll thru all my contacts on one of my home screens, you know with out hitting the contacts icon on the screen. Just the way you can do it on sweeter home 2. I'm not looking for one where I can just put my favs on. I'm looking for one that will list all my contacts.
I'm trying to create an icon/widget (1 cell x 1 cell) that can be placed on the home screen of android. The widget will look and act exactly like the other standard shortcuts in android. It will have an icon and under that a label, it will be selectable with the trackball (highlight able) it will be highlighted when it is selected / clicked. How do I go about creating this home screen widget? Do I have to create the widget myself using code/xml or is there some standard xml, style, theme, code that I can use to ensure that the widget will have the same style/theme as the other home screen widgets? I currently have the following.....