My name is Stephen and currently an IT Professional doing administration and support, however I've always had a deep passion for software development. I've started mobile application development when I got my first Android phone in October 09. This blog catalogues all my progress with creating mobile apps for not only Android, but eventually iPhone, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7. Hope you enjoy.


Floating Widget v3 and v3.1

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Quick post to mention that Floating Widget has been updated twice in the past month.

v3 added the ability to resize widgets!  I'll admit it's not perfect, but it gets the job done.

  • Not all widgets resize equally, in my testing some took full advantage of the space by scaling properly, like Google Music, 8tracks and TuneIn Radio
  • Some barely changed size, if at all, notably Pandora and MLB At Bat
  • The resize drag doesn't give a live preview of the new size, I'm trying to figure this out. 
v3.1 was a quick update with 1 new feature added as well as some code cleanup and update. Custom home screen shortcuts, to easily float any of your 5 configured profiles with ease!  I also took this opportunity to update the libraries I use.  Notably Jake Wharton's ViewPagerIndicator and devmill's ColorPicker - Thank you both very much for making these open source libraries!

So update your Floating Widget install, or give it a try for the first time: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.milone.floatwidget