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Android Weather Widget

I was playing around with the Android Widget API over the weekend and so far I am quite impressed. It's easy to use and very powerful. I already have tons of ideas for things I would like to build. There's a relatively easy tutorial on the Android Developers blog but I preferred learning by browsing the source code of their 'Word of the Day' demo.

As an example I built a simple widget addition to my weather application which shows the current London temperate in Celsius on my home screen.

Android Widget

I do have some concerns though. When waking the phone up from a long period of inactivity and then changing the screen orientation a few times the Home screen hung on me and I had to reboot to resolve the issue. This may be bad 3rd party code but it's definitely a problem.

Also, be sure to check out Enrique's blog post about Android widgets; the video is great.




~Comments~

C. Enrique Ortiz declares...

This is very cool Jason. Once I get my Cupcake update will try your app! Can't wait to see the other cool apps from you/Paxmodept in the Market. (note to self: remind Jason to charge for them!)

Thanks for the reference to my blog post.

ceo

Date Thu, 14 May 2009 at 00:31:39

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