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Homescreen widget

Haden Cruickshank 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones • updated by daven maharaj 1 year ago 5

Has anyone found a good app that will allow ActionTiles to display on the android homescreen as a widget? I tried one called Web Widget but it wouldn't auto log me in (and wouldn't bring up a keyboard to do so anyway!)

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Haden,


I'm certainly interested if you can find a good "web page" Android Homescreen widget that is compatible with ActionTiles; so let's see where the discussion goes.


  • I do recommend the Sharp Tools App for creating Widgets and Tasker integration for SmartThings (by Josh / Boshdirect): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.boshdirect.stwidgets

    I think it makes a good "companion app" for ActionTiles. It has a free trial mode, and if you decide to purchase, please leave the developer a note saying that "ActionTile sent ya"!


Thanks,

...Terry.

I am interested in this too. Same experience using Web Widget as HC above. 


My need is to have AT visible on the Home Screen, taking up 3/4 of the usable area..leaving space at the bottom for my other smartapp icons..Like Roku remote, Ring, Yamaha, Netflix, Hulu ext. 


In this scenario I would have a usable controller for all things needed.


An alternative would be to have an AT Tille that triggers an app to run. Not sure if this is doable.


Thanks!


Will give Sharp Tools a try.

Sharp Tools is a good app but doesn't address my need for action tiles to run as a widget on the desktop.


Any other usable ideas to accomplish this?

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How about crowdfunding a custom widget App that connects to ActionTiles's back-end? 🤔


Seriously... At some point we hope to offer various "native" phone/tablet integrations, but it is so far off the scope at the moment, I shouldn't even bother to mention it.


A generic browser widget compatible with the current ActionTiles would sure be a convenient solution for now. With the millions of Apps out there, I hope one exists.

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Great idea. and appreciate your feedback and effort.


Loving actiontiles and will be purchasing a license at the end of my trial.

:)