We are excited to announce that the Wireless Tag Android app version 2.15 and above includes an widget equivalent to iOS app's lock screen widget, to allow you to quickly check temperature, humidity, motion states, and last update time without launching the app. This must have been a much awaited feature for all Android users. 

 

Just like the iOS widget, you can put any number of tags from multiple locations / tag managers into the same widget. Press the pen button to configure. Press the dots button to switch between the view modes. Long press on the widget and release to resize to allow more information to be displayed. 

We have been too busy with new product development (rugged, water-tight wireless probe / thermocouple for pool, sauna, oven, engine CHT and other harsh environments, planned release Q3 2017), iOS app and server side scaling/enhancements and spent minimal resources on the Android app. As an iPhone user, I personally find the iOS lock screen widget extremely useful. So this feature for Android users is really really long overdue. 

If you have suggestions on the Android app can be further improved (other than re-writing the entire app replicating the HTML5 UI with native UI, which would be too much work), please let us know by adding your comment under this blog article. 

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  • Posted by Keith Frank on August 15, 2019

    has this widget been discontinued. It does not show up as an option on my new Android phone running Android 9.

  • Posted by Michael Sneed on January 06, 2019

    My android widget doesn’t always update. Is tgere a reason why? And sometimes only one of my 5 temperature tags updates on the widget. Is there a way to have them all run a live coutdown and automatic update / refresh? I am using Android 6.0.1

  • Posted by Simon Derbyshire on May 04, 2017

    Would it be possible to make the Android widget update automatically after x number of minutes which a user can choose?

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