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The essential guide to android widgets


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The essential guide to android widgets

  1. 1. The Essential Guide to Android Widgets
  2. 2. Android Widgets <ul><li>A mini-application that automatically displays real-time snippets of information </li></ul><ul><li>It doesn’t have to be opened or closed like an app as it is “always on” </li></ul><ul><li>For more detailed information, tap the widget to open the app it is associated with </li></ul>
  3. 3. Importance of widgets <ul><li>Saves time and increases productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Personalizes the Android device </li></ul><ul><li>Provides information and/or tools right on the home screen </li></ul><ul><li>Gives practical new features </li></ul>
  4. 4. Availability of widgets <ul><li>Available from Android Market </li></ul><ul><li>Also available on alternative Android markets </li></ul><ul><li>Free and paid widgets are available </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to be installed </li></ul>
  5. 5. Choosing widgets <ul><li>An Android device can have a maximum of only six home screens </li></ul><ul><li>Widgets usually take up more room on the home screen than app icons </li></ul><ul><li>Widgets need to carefully selected from the hundreds that are available </li></ul>
  6. 6. eBook <ul><li>A must have guide to Android widgets </li></ul><ul><li>Developed on the basis of reviewing hundreds of widgets </li></ul><ul><li>Provides step by step instructions on how to install & uninstall widgets </li></ul><ul><li>Costs only 99 cents </li></ul>
  7. 7. Top widgets at a glance <ul><li>Create a walking dictionary … well, in your pocket </li></ul><ul><li>Create a mute button </li></ul><ul><li>System Info, plain as day </li></ul><ul><li>Lock your screen, iPhone style </li></ul><ul><li>Honey, now u can shrink the icons! </li></ul><ul><li>An accurate display of battery time remaining </li></ul><ul><li>Displaying your calendar on the home screen </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor your data usage </li></ul><ul><li>Control all of your different audio volumes </li></ul>
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