XWidget for Android Beta V0.993

Bring Windows Widgets to Android

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by XWidgetSoft | Discussion: Mobile Tech

Hi, I developing to port XWidget to Android Platform, this is the first beta . All feedback will grateful .






--Visualization widget designer for Windows PC: you can create widget with XWidgetDesigner for Windows,and One-key to send the widget to your Android Device to preview or run.
--Cross-platform widget: the widget you create on PC can run bouth on Windows platform and Android platform
--Low resource taken: run widget only need 6-12M RAM,not expend CPU in peacetime.
--Very lightweight and Battery Friendly: Do not run any code or action after lock screen , has no effect to the lifetime of the battery
--Requires only a few Permissions : only need write external storage and accsess network Permissions .
--Free and NO ads:Without any residual background services and processes: When closing widget will completely exit without permanent backstage to slow down the system
--Support hotspots

[Permissions explained]
write external storage - to save and load widgets
accsess network state - for weather data and download widget from gallery


XWidget Forum:  http://bbs.xwidget.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3763


[How to create widget for android on windows]
1. Make sure check the Phone option: Android System Setting -- Developer option --- "Enabled development" , and "USB debugging". And Disable the Phone option: "Connect storage to PC "
2. Make sure you had install the Android USB Driver on your Windows .
3. Install XWidget for Android apk on your phone and install XWidget for windows.
4. Add a XWidget widget on your phone
5. Plug in your phone with USB to your PC.
6. Open XWDesigner on PC to create a new widget, and press "Android Mode" at top-right , and click button "Send to phone" at top-left
7. click widget on your phone and will popup menu and select menuitem "select widget", then you can find the widget you sent .
6. continue modify the widget with XWDesigner on PC ,and press "Send to phone" ,the widget on phone will auto refresh and update .
7. click "package" in XWDesigner will get a ".xwp" file,then you can share this widget package file . Others XWidget for Android users can download this xwp file and install widget on their phone.

XWidget for Android Beta only support Image/Text/NumbImage/Rotator Controls, and DateTimeCore/WeatherCore/BatteryCore. We are developing to add more controls and cores .


[We need help]
--We need translators
--We need testers
--We need tutorial writers
--We need people to record video tutorials
If you had intresting,please PM me




Reply #1 Saturday, November 30, 2013 7:17 PM

I'm game, where can I get it?


Reply #2 Sunday, December 1, 2013 3:28 AM

try the download link in the original post.

the application is nice. seeing a rip of one of my skins distributed is not so nice. "Universe Analog Clock" by "Menake Obhasha" is stolen from this: http://customize.org/misplugs/90470 

i wrote them a letter. interesting legal situtation as at least the app is distributed via the Google Play Store. almost a pity they don't sell the skins per in app purchase. that would mean profit.

Reply #3 Sunday, December 1, 2013 5:37 AM

Uh.... XWidget for Android.....

Snowman heads off to the Store to download!!

Reply #4 Sunday, December 1, 2013 9:34 AM

Works great on my Samsung Galaxy S4 and on my ASUS Transformer tablet. Only issue I had was that I had to shut down and start my tablet again in order to see the widgets in my list. Also, there are no widget preview images on hte phone or tablet so you can get an idea of what you are adding. Love it though!

Reply #5 Sunday, December 1, 2013 8:02 PM


None of the weather widgets will retain the metric/imperial settings, I set mine for imperial and it keeps going back to metric.

Reply #6 Sunday, December 1, 2013 8:08 PM

None of the weather widgets will retain the metric/imperial settings, I set mine for imperial and it keeps going back to metric.

That must be because metric.......makes sense!

Reply #7 Sunday, December 1, 2013 9:39 PM

Same problem here. Oh well back to the drawing board.

Reply #8 Sunday, December 1, 2013 10:29 PM



None of the weather widgets will retain the metric/imperial settings, I set mine for imperial and it keeps going back to metric.


Reply #9 Monday, December 2, 2013 8:44 AM

Oh well, removed for now until metric/imperial bug is fixed. 

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