The 2010 NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge

Remember back a few weeks, when HTC issued a C&D to LevelUpStudio to remove Beautiful Widgets, because it was too similar to their Sense UI widgets? Well, now HTC is sponsoring the 2010 NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge to do just that. Here is what they want developers to create: Create a top ...

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NewsRoom is an RSS Beauty and Beast

I recently learned of a new RSS reader for Android called NewsRoom.  Since I rarely rely on bookmarked websites anymore, I like to have content readily available via RSS.  While there have been a handful of great RSS apps released already, I decided to take a look anyhow.  I was pleasantly ...

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Beautiful Widgets Are Back

A few days ago, HTC served LevelUp studios a cease and desist order regarding their Beautiful Widgets. The company claimed that the Beautiful Widgets were too similar their own, which were designed for phones with Sense UI. LevelUp promptly obliged and removed the product, only to return today ...

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HTC Offering Widgets in Android Market for Sense UI Handsets

Listen up Hero and Droid Eris owners!  HTC has just uploaded 4 new widgets for those of you with Sense UI on your Android phones.  Could this be the signal of a new direction for a company formerly famous for being the unknown hardware manufacturer behind many Windows Mobile phones?  

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HTC Hits LevelUpStudio With C&D Over ‘Beautiful Widgets’

HTC has sent the dreaded cease and desist order to LevelUpStudio over their Beautiful Widgets application for Android handsets.  According to a few tweets from the company, the problem likely comes from the widgets resembling HTC’s own Sense UI widgets.

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Clean Up Your Android Desktop with ‘Apps Organizer’

Are you finding yourself filling up most or all of your Android desktop screens with shortcuts and widgets?  Those with the “stock” Android experience will tell you it’s pretty easy to clutter three panels.  Most of us hate scrolling through the app drawer so we drop an icon ...

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App Review: QSB Add-Ons

I am a big fan of applications that do a lot and need little to do it–basically, high-impact, low-maintenance apps If you are like me you will enjoy the QSB addon applications by Arno den Hond. The Quick Search Box widget is a pretty useful tool in and of itself, but adding these ...

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What’s on your FlyScreen?

Ok, now that the dust has settled and FlyScreen is firm, fit and ready for install it’s time to share what you’re FlyScreening! Incidentally, there is no truth to the rumor that despite losing a whopping 4.2MB in such a short time that FlyScreen has signed up as the new spokesperson ...

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I Could do Widgout It…

There is a rather familiar phenomenon in life where we want something... we want it really, really bad. Then we get it.

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Jeff Sharkey Talks Widgets for Android 1.5

Today, the official Android Developers blog was updated with an article from Jeff Sharkey with information on Android 1.5 and what to expect in the way of widgets.  Written for developers, the piece provides sample code and general assistance in getting widgets for existing apps. One last cool ...

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Dear Santa: Please Bring Me Widgets

The second part of the Android Developers Challenge should be getting off the ground before too long and I have a little Christmas wish to go with it.  Please release the widget part of the SDK! The first challenge seemed to revolve around location as many of the winners used various maps and ...

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Motorola Widget Contest Could Have Android Implications

Earlier this week, Motorola unveiled their new VE66 handset which will be the first MOTO offering to allow widget integration.  This opens the door to RSS feeds, stock tickers, sports scores, and more.  The 5-megapixel camera phone will also have a fully integrated music player, stereo ...

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