Widget Screensaver – The ecosystem is the limit

[App] Widget Screensaver

Widget ScreensaverWidget Screensaver : Android has a native screen saver option (yes, I also forgot about that) that was called Daydream before Daydream VR was a thing and is now just called “Screen Saver”.

I was surprised not a single screen saver app allowed you to put a widget inside the screen saver, so I quickly whipped up this app to do exactly that.

Now you can reuse that old tablet or phone (with Android 5.0+) as a night stand with your favorite widget for instance!
Or you can show your calendar, the latest news, the location of your friends (see my upcoming Magical Location Clock app!), or use one of those apps where you can completely design a widget yourself.

The ecosystem is the limit!
The app has burn-in protection, so you don’t have to worry about that.
If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

Frequently asked questions:

Widget Screensaver doesn’t work?
Please explain what’s not working so I can fix it. If any crashes occur, submit them so I can see them and if not, please tell me what does work and what steps you’ve taken until the problem occurs.

Widget Screensaver doesn’t work for this widget?
Please tell me which widget suffers from the problem (with screenshots and link) so I can try and fix it.

WidgetScreensaver doesn’t work on my Huawei/Honor device running EMUI? I only see default screensavers!
Unfortunately this is due to Huawei blocking third party screensavers. Check this post from XDA for a workaround: www.xda-developers.com/how-to-set-a-custom-screen-saver-on-huawei-and-honor-devices-running-emui/
The command to use is “adb shell settings put secure screensaver_components nl.jolanrensen.widgetscreensaver/.WidgetScreensaverService”

Can Widget Screensaver be used as always on display or when not charging?
While things like detecting when the screen is covered don’t work, it is possible to start the screensaver anytime the screen turns off using Tasker (play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.dinglisch.android.taskerm). Check out this profile I made: taskernet.com/shares/?user=AS35m8lSMUM1kmI1XBT43fz8jPnrlYjhice8CTl5hPp7dfqM4hBX6WmixBEmdjRJJm5dUxIy&id=Profile%3AStart+Screensaver+When+Screen+Off

For more help you can visit the XDA thread over at forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/app-widget-screensaver-t3880117 or email me at contact@jolanrensen.nl
I’ll try to respond as quickly as possible, but it’s just me, a student with a hobby, so forgive me if I cannot always respond immediately.

Widget Screensaver user reviews :

Edit: Very quick response from the developer. It works fine after doing as suggested by the developer. Changing rating to 5. – Hi. A very nice app, but the Burn-in protection stopped working since version 2.0. It used to work on the previous version, but now the widget stays at the same spot. Device: OnePlus 6T.
  • Jolan RensenDecember 25, 2018
  • Thanks! I changed widget resizing in 2.0 so make sure the bounding box around your widget has some space around it so it can move around
love the idea. doesnt seem to work with sectograph. you should have a look at that. edit: quick reply from the dev 1 star up
  • Jolan RensenDecember 23, 2018
  • Thanks for the tip! I’m working on widget compatibility, so I will certainly check that one too Edit: hahaha thanks a lot! Advantage of enabling push notifications
Good work I appreciate it.
  • Jolan RensenDecember 24, 2018
  • Thank you
Firstly my review was “This app not working on Redmi Note 5 Pro MIUI 9” Let you know users still not working on same Device. 5 star for developer’s quick reply. Thank You.
  • Jolan RensenDecember 24, 2018
  • If more people with MIUI have problems, I put a link in the description
faced some minor bugs but still does its job pretty good
  • Jolan RensenDecember 22, 2018
  • Haha thanks! I’m still trying to fix all the bugs but I’m glad you like it
I use chronus News widget with this app! looks kinda cool! Really worth to try this app!
  • Jolan RensenDecember 22, 2018
  • Thank you!

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