How to Make Android Widgets

Android offers you a lot of features which can help you in customising your device. Furthermore, you can download and install any apps from the Android Market as per your requirements.

One of the most interesting features which Android-powered device offers is that you can make widgets in it by using some built-in controls. A widget is an app (standalone) which you can embed into third party websites in order to have the rights of an authorship. It allows you to convert your personal content into a dynamic web application which can be easily shared on the web through the internet. For instance, you can see the weather report from any Weather Channel, on the home screen of your Android-powered device by creating a ‘Weather Report Widget’.

This article explains the procedure of making widgets on your Android has been discussed in a very simple manner which you can follow according to your needs.


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    First of all, unlock your Android device and go to your home screen. Find the ‘Apps’ icon on your home screen and tap on it.

  • 2

    Now, you will see the option ‘Widgets’ at the top of your apps screen, just tap on it to open it.

  • 3

    Then, you will come across many other options. But you need to just tap and hold on the widget which you want to create. You will see that it will lift upward from the widget screen.

  • 4

    You have to move the widget which you have selected around the home screen of your Android device. When you will be able to find the respective place for the widget, place it there by lifting your finger from it in order to make it appear on your home screen.

  • 5

    Give a look at the newly created widget in order to make sure that you like where it is placed.

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