Monday, May 27, 2013

Animated Widget and Next Launcher

It looks like Animated Widget is incompartible with current version of Next Launcher 3D (v.1.32). When you click on the widget the buttons appear at the top of screen no matter where the widget is located.

The source of the problem is in incorrect screen coordinates that function Intent.getSourceBounds returns to Animated Widget under Next Launcher 3D. As soon as this function is the only way to know screen coordinates of the widget, widget is forced to use incorrect coordinates and shows itself in wrong possition of the screen.

Hope, developers of Next Launcher 3D will fix this problem in next versions. There is no convenient way to fix it on the side of Animated Widget.

Animated Widget BETA 1.7 is available

The beta version of Animated Widget 1.7 is available on market.

Main changes:
  • API 17 is used, menu button is replaced by action bar;
  • possibility to customize shortcut title, text color and skin color;
  • auto colors for single contacts;
  • subcontacts inherites properties of parent group contact;
  • support of native videocalls;
  • support of Viber 3, doesn't support Viber 2 anymore;
  • two text styles: shadow (old) and outlined (new);
  • filters in ther list of applications and bookmarks;
  • holo theme is used under Android 4.
We are going to test / fix bugs during 1-2 weeks, then Pro and Free version will be updated too. Your feedback / suggestions / comments and bug repors are welcomed.