Thursday, August 6, 2009

Creating an App Widget with Custom Timing

App Widgets are a popular new feature with the Android 1.5 SDK. Writing a basic App Widget would seem straightforward, however some properties turn out to get in the way of simple features.
The Android documentation for App Widgets references the ability to let users choose the duration between updates. In practice, the update duration property of an App Widget is immutable. Our latest article on addresses this, giving code and instruction on creating an Android App Widget with a user-customizable update duration.

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