App Widgets


  • What is an App Widget? 
  • App Widget framework 
  • Steps for creating an App Widget 
  • Creating App Widget configuration Activity

What is App Widget (Widget)?

  • App Widgets are miniature application views that can be embedded in other applications (such as the Home screen) and receive periodic updates.

Usage Examples of App Widgets 

  • People can drop widgets onto their home screen and interact with them 
  • Widgets can provide a quick glimpse into fullfeatured apps, such as showing upcoming calendar events, or viewing details about a song playing in the background. 
  • Users can also interact with your app through the widget, for example pausing or switching


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