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New API, App Permission or Play Store Suggestion: Install Home Screen Widget Automatically on Android

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I understand not allowing apps to automatically install home screen widgets as it could be annoying but for n00bish users it can be a challenge to instruct them on how to do so and so it DRASTICALLY weakens the business case for building a widget (and thereby diminishes a defining feature of Android).
To remedy this I wanted to suggest either an API that allows for installing a home screen widget after a confirmation with the user and/or an app permission that allows an app to install home screen widgets and/or a feature on Google Play that could take care of the confirming and installing.

posted Jun 7, 2013 by anonymous

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Mostly, I wonder how thatd work when users run a Launcher that doesnt include that functionality (e.g. any current 3rd-party Launcher), or (worse) a Launcher that doesnt support widgets.

answer Jun 7, 2013 by anonymous
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