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Widgets Supported?

Hello -


I haven't done any BB development before, but have a couple of Android apps I'd like to port to BB.  Does the Playbook Android runtime support widgets?  I get this error when I try to verify my apk with the Verifier:


[#1] minLaunchable-activity-count:impact=5:1:found=0 BlackBerry Verifying Problem


I assume because I don't have an activity that is launched from the launcher that it doesn't like my apk...

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Registered: ‎10-26-2010
My Device: Bold 9900 + PlayBook
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Re: Widgets Supported?

The PlayBook UI has no widgets (it looks nothing like an Android homescreen) so widgets aren't supported as there'd be nowhere to display them.

Taylor Byrnes
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Registered: ‎02-04-2012
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Re: Widgets Supported?

if you try the APK verifier you should get an error...because the verifier is waiting an activity (of course if you have a preferenceactivity the verifier should valid the apk oO)
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Registered: ‎11-28-2012
My Device: Blackberry Playbook
My Carrier: Wifi

Re: Widgets Supported?

Blackberry Tablet UI isn't designed to display widgets or other android desktop elements. Too bad for me I have some android apps with cool widgets Smiley Sad meeh Smiley Sad
Same with my live wallpapers... no way to port them Smiley Sad
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Registered: ‎02-04-2012
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Re: Widgets Supported?

You can find all the features supported and unsupported here: http://goo.gl/J0oOf

sadly Widgets are not supported