Adding a number onto the homescreen icon like in Handcent?

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Adding a number onto the homescreen icon like in Handcent?

Postby Izzy545 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:24 pm

I've searched and searched and searched and can't find any documentation for how to do this. How do I add a number onto the home screen icon with a number that updates based on something within the application? For example, how many text messages are unread in the application. I want to be able to notify users with this information every time they see the icon on their home screen.

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Re: Adding a number onto the homescreen icon like in Handcen

Postby Asgard » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:29 pm

as far as I know it's impossible, at least there is no open API for this.
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Re: Adding a number onto the homescreen icon like in Handcen

Postby paulluap » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:56 pm

Hehe ok its actually very simple. You just have to remind how you have added this handcent "icon" to your homescreen in the first place. Wait... is it really an icon???

The trick is, it is not an icon. It is a widget looking like an icon. And widgets are much easier to program, right? ;)

I think this answers your question.
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