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11th September 2010, 08:47 PM   |  #1  
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Hi there,

I published it a few weeks ago via twitter but I think I should post it here to:

I have written an App to replace the stock AppWidgetPicker. (you know long press on the homescreen -> add -> widget) which groups the widgets by packages.

So if you have a widget installed that has 3 different sizes, there is only one entry in the list and if you click it you can pick the size in a second dialog.

The main problem is that it needs to be installed on /system cause android will not grand the needed permission to any app installed on /data.

The APK is attached

The source can be found here

Its all released under Apache 2.0 license.

Hope you like it.

Instructions:
* Download the attached APK file
* Rename it to "AppWidgetPicker.apk"
* copy it to /system/app
* make sure it has the same file permissions as the other files in that directory
* maybe reboot.
* Don't install it just copy it!

Other Information:
* Doesn't work with HTC-Sense but should work with all "Stock-Based" Launchers like Launcher PRO, ADW, Zeam etc. pp.


Screenshot Version 1.2.3:


Screenshot Version 2.0:



Have fun.
Boombuler

EDIT:
The attached version should work with eclair, froyo and gingerbread!

Changelog:

Version 2.0
* HC Style widget picking

Version 1.2.3
* fixed dutch translation
* added portuguese translation (Thx to PinhoPT)

Version 1.2.2
* added dutch translation (Thx to Hallahan)
* added norwegian translation (Thx to Royan)
* added russian translation (Thx to creage)

Version 1.2.1
* added italian translation (Thx to etoy)
* added france translation (Thx to EViollet)

Version 1.2.0
* Fixed sorting of the subitems
* now displays the number of subitems

Version 1.1.1
* Fixed sorting (Thx to Se7enLC)

Version 1.1.0
* Fixed layouts (should look more android like)
* Fixed black background while scrolling (with CM)

Version 1.0.1
* Fixed FC

everytime someone don't follow the instructions and get a FC afterwards a kitten dies!
Version 2 only works with android 3.1 or above!
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File Type: apk AppWidgetPicker-1.2.3.apk - [Click for QR Code] (16.4 KB, 47413 views)
File Type: apk AppWidgetPicker2.apk - [Click for QR Code] (22.8 KB, 18233 views)
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11th September 2010, 09:43 PM   |  #2  
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hi,
I needed to remove anything in / system in order yo use your application?
e.g. the original appwidgetpicker?
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11th September 2010, 10:14 PM   |  #3  
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no.
I've set the priority of my app higher then the original one...
simply copy the apk to /system/app that should be all
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/system/ data or / system/ app ?
11th September 2010, 10:31 PM   |  #5  
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sorry /system/app corrected my last post...
first thinking then writing...
11th September 2010, 11:43 PM   |  #6  
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any hope for an eclair version? Excellent idea.
12th September 2010, 02:25 AM   |  #7  
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This is actually very nice.

A few questions though, I noticed it's not using the same window as the stock one, any chance you can make it use the stock window graphics? I ask because I theme my ROM and the window doesn't match the regular one 100%.

Also, the sorting of the widgets is different as well. For instance, the stock sorting puts my 3 "cubed" player on top of the list while with yours it's at the bottom of the list. Can it be made to sort the widgets like the stock one?

Other than those two things, it's actually perfect. I love this.
12th September 2010, 08:34 AM   |  #8  
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Hi,

I was trying to make this on look like the stock once but I failed... If someone with some more Android GUI knowlede might have a look it would be nice...

Sorting is different? Shouldn't be but I have a look!

For the eclair version: If I have someone to test this stuff I'll try to

-- boombuler

Edit:
Uploaded eclair version in first post... please test this
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13th September 2010, 05:08 AM   |  #9  
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Getting force close on anything that doesn't have more then one option.

Droid Incredible
FrankenROM

But I love the concept, keep up the good work.

-Flawless
13th September 2010, 06:36 AM   |  #10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xFlawless11x

Getting force close on anything that doesn't have more then one option.

Would you mind providing me a log?

(Only FCs I've noticed so far is when the app isn't located on system in cause of the missing permissions)

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