Widgets are no longer only for your homescreen! Floating Widget lets you interact with any homescreen widget while you’re using any app on your device. Ever wish you could: - Control your local or streaming music without leaving your current ...Read more
Widgets are no longer only for your homescreen!
Floating Widget lets you interact with any homescreen widget while you’re using any app on your device. Ever wish you could: - Control your local or streaming music without leaving your current app? - Have a sports scoreboard up while using your e-book reader? - View a data usage widget in real time while using the app you’re testing? - Have a clock on the screen while playing a full screen game? - View CPU usage while you’re interacting with an app? - Have the a traffic indicator widget always up while commuting?
With Floating Widget, you can do all of these and more! Check the screenshots and embedded video for setup and examples.
Features include: -Choose from any widget you have installed designed for Android’s home screen -Position the widget anywhere on your screen -Resize the widget to as big or small as you’d like -Save up to 5 different floating widget profiles -Have multiple widgets floating at once -Create custom shortcuts to quickly launch any of the 5 profiles -Tasker/Locale plugin support -Control widget transparency -Start last used profile(s) on boot -Holo themed [Honeycomb+] -Notification quick actions [Jelly Bean+]
This app is under active development and widgets were not designed for this, so instead of leaving a negative review because of bugs and glitches, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any issues, concerns or questions. I am willing to give refunds past the initial 15 minute window the Play Store offers, so please give Floating Widget a try.
** Attention developers: If I’ve used your widget/application in the description/tutorial and you don’t want the free publicity, please contact me and I’ll remove it immediately. Floating Widget only exists because of your awesome widgets **
Requires Eclair (2.1) and 5 special permissions: SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW - to make the widget stay visible on the screen READ_PHONE_STATE - to allow the widget to hide when a phone call comes in VIBRATE - to signal that the widget is in move mode CHECK_LICENSE - to validate purchases and prevent piracy RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED - for the start on boot option
The following are just search terms to help others find this app, you can ignore. always on screen widget, widget always on top, persistent widget, system overlay, widget anywhere anytime, airwidget, air widget
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UPDATED ON: Jan 2, 2014
INSTALLATIONS: 1,000 - 5,000
LATEST VERSION: 5.1
REQUIRED ANDROID VERSION: 2.1 and up
display system-level alerts
Allows an application to show system alert windows. Malicious applications can take over the entire screen of the phone.
automatically start at boot
Allows an application to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down overall performance of the phone by constantly running.
control vibration alert
Allows the application to control the vibration alert.
read phone state and identity
Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to, ect.