Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,738,920 Members 43,035 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Blinkfeed widget?

Tip us?
 
oilerseberle14
Old
#1  
oilerseberle14's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 5
Posts: 205
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Regina
Default Blinkfeed widget?

Is there a way someone could make a blinkfeed widget so we can still have it on like nova or apex launcher?

Sent from my HTC One using xda premium
 
thefoss
Old
#2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 29
Posts: 343
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: orlando
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe you need the Sense launcher to run Sense widgets due to them needing HTC's framework.
 
Megro_Mystic
Old
#3  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 7
Join Date: May 2013
Maybe the flipboard widget is an alternative?
 
thefoss
Old
#4  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 29
Posts: 343
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: orlando
Blink Feed is basically an amalgam of Flipboard and Pulse. Though I find Pulse's layout easier to digest, their widgets leave a lot to be desired. Amy suggestions on alternatives for third party launchers?
 
IINexusII
Old
#5  
IINexusII's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 315
Posts: 1,118
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: London
Quote:
Originally Posted by thefoss View Post
Blink Feed is basically an amalgam of Flipboard and Pulse. Though I find Pulse's layout easier to digest, their widgets leave a lot to be desired. Amy suggestions on alternatives for third party launchers?
Nova Launcher

HTC One - Nexus 7 Flo - Galaxy Nexus - Moto G

Why base what you think about a ROM on a quadrant score? Is it smooth for you? Is it as quick or quicker than other ROMS? THAT'S what you should base an impression of a ROM from. Its ALWAYS about the UX. Who really cares about a quadrant score? Do you plan on racing other Nexus phones on weekends or something? - CrackerTeg
 
moregadget
Old
#6  
moregadget's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 206
Posts: 520
Join Date: May 2012
Location: An Undisclosed Location
I am a bit stuck on this too. I really prefer the Apex Launcher but I am liking blinkfeed as well... I am hoping someone can find a way to make them play nice together...


MG
 
snowblind2142
Old
#7  
snowblind2142's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 96
Posts: 926
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Manchester
I don't understand why this can't be done.

all we need is a shortcut to the feed. in theory, even with nova Orr similar running, blink feed is still doing its thing in the background, we just can't get to it.

I'm sure some one like nova could do:

say you have 3 home screens set, instead of infinite scroll,
you could have the left most side of home screen one set as a shortcut.

I then you could set the short cut to blink feed (or anything else you might want to use)

it would be pretty much the same as we have but with a custom launcher.

does that make sense?
 
erniev
Old
(Last edited by erniev; 9th May 2013 at 07:47 PM.)
#8  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 17
Posts: 166
Join Date: Feb 2011
this is already possible with thde MoDaCo tool kit. check out 3:16 on this video

http://youtu.be/hAgk_tZR2aI
The Following User Says Thank You to erniev For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
Zillion69
Old
#9  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 10
Posts: 26
Join Date: Apr 2013
I use adw and make a custom shortcut for the HTC launcher. I delete all screens with only blink.

Sent from my HTC One using xda premium
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Zillion69 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
Archer
Old
#10  
Archer's Avatar
Senior Moderator / Recognized Developer - (Un)Recognized Pole Dancer
Thanks Meter 3947
Posts: 13,634
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northampton
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zillion69 View Post
I use adw and make a custom shortcut for the HTC launcher. I delete all screens with only blink.
Best solution out there. I too love Blinkfeed, but prefer other launchers over the Sense launcher, mainly for things like custom grid sizes and being able to feed my addiction on mycolorscreen.com.

Incidentally, I use Nova and a custom shortcut - same thing.
.
"I live by my own rules, nobody else's, not even my own."
.
My xda links

New User Guide | XDA Forum Rules | 10 Posts - Why and How? | Admins & Mods | My xda Bookmarks

.

.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes