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Discussion in 'Android Development' started by greenday-ra, Sep 8, 2010.

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    Hi all

    I'd like to make an application that have a tiny status dynamic icon on main desktop to show the user some online information, something like weather information.
    where can i found more information about this kind of UI design?

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    I found the way to do that by myself. :p
    These kind of user interfaces are named widget.
    A widget displays an application's most important or timely information at a glance, on a user's Home screen. The standard Android system image includes several examples of widgets, including widgets for Analog Clock, Music, and other applications.

    here you can find important information about widget programming.

    1. Days to Xmas widget tutorial | Hello Android
    2. Widget Design Guidelines | Android Developers
     

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