miércoles, 6 de marzo de 2013

Month Calendar Widget Version 1.3.1 is out

Version 1.3.1 is now on Google Play. The widget looks good now for Android 4.x users that saw a clipped widget on version 1.3.0. Also Android reports the correct sizes, 3x2 and 4x3.

Many thanks to N.Ch., d_k and Keving Hastings, the users that helped to diagnose the problem.

Sorry for the inconvenience introduced in the previous version. Stay tuned for more upgrades in the future.

martes, 5 de marzo de 2013

Answering some comments about Month Calendar Widget 1.3.0

Some users have found issues with the recently launched version 1.3.0. Since I have no way to answer Google Play's comments (only selected publishers can) I'm replying in this post.

The problems reported up to now are:
    1. Widget does not display correctly on some ICS/Jelly Bean devices
    Some Android 4.x devices inform incorrect sizes for the 3x2 widget, and in some cases for both 3x2 and 4x3. For example, some users are seeing a 3x3 label for the 3x2 widget in the list of available widgets.
    The fact that the operating system "sees" the widget as n x n size implies it will reserve space for n x n cells in the Home screen, period. Both widget sizes are defined explicitely in the application code as they were on version 1.2.0, but Android 4.x seems to differ and the result is a clipped widget, normally losing some or all of the last row of dates

    2. Icon on applications drawer

    A bunch of users are complaining about the presence of the app icon in the drawer. This is intended. As I say implicitly here, the feature was introduced with two purposes:
    • to give a helping hand to users that get lost after dowloading it
    • to solve an annoyance have a workaround for a feature introduced in Android 3.0 that causes Home screen widgets to not appear among others after installation. The instructions screen shown after downloading the app contributes to solve the issue, making the widget immediately available for Android 3.x/4.x Android users
    There is a way to get rid of the icon in applications drawer, but I found that doing so brings problems when trying to reinstall the application. So I decided to keep it there.

    I'm doing an extensive research right now to solve the first issue. I'll report back here when I fid a solution.

    EDIT March 6th: Version 1.3.1 is now on Google Play. Size issues fixed for Android 4.x users.