Sunday, March 7, 2010


  • This is an Android Messaging Widget on your Home screen. You can add a set of the Messaging Widgets to your homescreen, each one distinguished. An Android Widget could be added to your Home screen as following:

1. Long Press an empty area on your Home screen. This Message Widget would occupy a landscape style banner area on your Home screen, thus, please make sure you have at least an empty row room on your Home screen.

2. The device would pop up an "Add to Home screen" list dialog, please select the Widgets item.

3. From another pop up showing all your currently installed Widgets, select amonst Large/Portrait/Small sized Messaging widget.
4. After adding the FIRST Messaging widget, you could add another one to your homescreen by following the steps described above.
5. Another widget added will Automatically find the following Unread messages from your message box if there is any Unread messages exist in your device, or it would Automatically select another contact from your device.
6. The algorithm for Automatically selct a contact is:
1) Latest contacted contact or phone number via Messaging(in/out)/Phone calls(in/out/missing).
2) If there are no latest contacts left for displaying, due to, say, the number of Unread widgets/Contacts widgets exceed your latest Messaging/Phone calls contact, the next new widget would try to find a contact from your Address book.
3) The contact in the Address book is displayed priviledged by the contact times. (Phone calls).
4) When the number of Unread widget/Contacts widget again exceed your contacts in Address book, the next new widget would displaying a "Add a new contact" shortcut.
  • To add a widget, you could also press the Menu on your Home screen, and then select the "Add", which would prompt you the screen on step 2 above, and please continue to step 3.

  • The message text size displayed on the Messaging Widget on your Home screen is tunable via the Message Widget Settings, which could be found amongst your device's Applications or any Widget panel's MENU.
The message text size could be set amongst levels of Small, Normal and Large.

  • To shuffle a widget function to Conversation widget/Conversatoin dedicate widget/Contact widget/Contact dedicate widget, after been added. You could take the following "Shuffle a Conversation widget to Conversation Dedicate widget" as an example.

Once find a contact appears in any Messaing widget added in the Homescreen. Click the menu.
You should always find your buddy on the Homescree, as your contacts listed in each widget on the Homescreen are priviledged in the relevant Unread Widget(s)/Contacts Widget(s)/Conversation Widget(s) sequently, and never DUPLICATE.
In this example, I'd like to shuffle a Conversation widget disp automatically my buddy, to dedicate to this buddy(FIX).

Click the "Shuffle widget" menu item here.

Choose the "Conversationwidgets (Dedicate) ..." in the Shuffle Widget UI.
You may notice that a "Stick" apears indicating the contact is Dedicated in the specific Conversation Dedicate Widget.
From now on, this widget will be fixed for this particular buddy.

(* You may also have noticed that the Background skin and the Bubble skin customized before were changed, once a widget is Shuffled. This is a feature of the Messaging Widgets, for usering to easily distinguish between different widget type, even it is of the same widget. i.e. Each widget, in different functions (Shuffled), would has its own SKIN sets.)

You may also have notices in practice, the SKIN sets changes when your customized Unread Widget SKIN set dispear after a message is read. (* What happend behind this is, the widget is automatically switched to a Unread Contact Widget here, - not simple Contact Widget, I call this kind of widget Unread Contact Widget, which would has priviledge over normal Contact Widget on displaying Automatically a contact)
  • The priority for different contact relevant widget in displaying automatically a contact is as following:
    1. Unread Contact Widget. (an Unread Widget in the state of displaying a Contact, when there is no Unread messages.) 2. Contact Dedicated Widget. 3. normal Contact Widget.
  • If you find the design of adding a Messaging Widget and shuffle stupid, you could change the default new Messaging Widget type in the settings. This will result in the new Messaging Widget type changed, eliminate the step of shuffling a widget function later.


  1. I think there should b a way to view a few different contacts not just one contact.

  2. I think u should be able to delete message from it.

  3. I like the large widget and the menu options it provides. Any plans on allowing the small Widget to have options

  4. great widget! is it possible to choose which app opens on pressing the SMS/MMS button in the widget?

  5. how do you add a picture of someone

  6. How do you choose the contact to be used on the home screen?

  7. Hi. I just upgraded this widget to version 1.5 and I really don't like the new functionality. Is there a way to revert to the previous version?

  8. I really like this widget, will there be updates?

  9. Is there anyway to switch between contacts on the home screen. I would like the ability to switch between my recent txted contacts from the home screen instead of just seeing the last person contacted

  10. Hi. Love your Widget :-) I was wondering if support for Google Talk Conversations could be added?

  11. I agree its kind of plain should b able to c more than 1 contact

  12. Can we can we get a scroll menu for the "traverse" button that's in the menu options on the widget window? As well as have a ringtone option for the users that want to disable it via androd options. Myself personally, dosnt like to have a message indicator in the android drop down. Its a very great app cudos!

  13. Love the small widget! Only problem: it always shows my oldest text from my threads 1st instead of my newest text from threads on top. I tap transverse & it flips ithow I want it, but it doesn't stay that way. I also wish there a way to scroll through most recent texts in small widget. Sprint samsung epic galaxy s android 2.2 froyo

  14. Love ur widget but it is not working with android 4.3
    Help !!!!!!