> Home usually runs with many permissions and
> widgets are basically foreign pieces of code that run in your process
> which can lead to a great amount of security issues.
Indeed, ideally widgets should probably run as separate processes with
their own limited permissions - maybe as a service? The question is
how they could display themselves and interact with the user - maybe
through AIDL calls? Would this make sense?
> If you are motivated, I encourage you to pursue this idea, but I don't
> think it is a trivial task.
Indeed, and given your point 1 (you plan one for future versions) it
is questionable whether the effort would pay.. If at all, and if I
find other interested developers, it could be an OpenIntents
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 1:12 AM, Peli <peli0...@googlemail.com
> > Ok thanks.
> > Would it in principle be possible to write a new home screen that
> > offers a gadget API?
> > (i.e. do you see a technical possibility or possible problems
> > combining views from different apks in a single activity?)
> > What would be the best way to tackle this?
> > Peli
> > On 19 Aug., 10:08, "Romain Guy" <romain...@google.com
> >> No, such an API does not exist and won't exist in 1.0.
> >> On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 1:07 AM, Peli <peli0...@googlemail.com
> >> > The new home screen features a clock and a Google search box if one
> >> > scrolls to the left or right.
> >> > Also application icons can be placed on the home screen by long-
> >> > clicking them.
> >> > Question:
> >> > Is it possible for us to write custom gadgets for the home screen like
> >> > the clock or the Google search box? Is there a public API for this
> >> > purpose?
> >> > Peli
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