Author Topic: How do I create a Home Buddy Widget?  (Read 2019 times)

Offline jphare

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How do I create a Home Buddy Widget?
« on: August 03, 2013, 09:25:49 pm »
I noticed that this guy creates a widget to initiate a scene in this video at 2:20:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVO_QndIWlA

I have a Galaxy S2 running Android 4.0.4 and I don't have the same screens as him.  I like the idea of launching a scene by a simple home screen press  (without launching Home Buddy and then going to the scenes tab for another launch), but I don't have Home Buddy as a widget when I try to create one. 

Can anyone gimme the gist of how to do it??

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Re: How do I create a Home Buddy Widget?
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2013, 09:28:49 pm »
It's listed as a shortcut not a widget.

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Re: How do I create a Home Buddy Widget?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2013, 09:15:13 am »
Thanks for taking time to reply. 

Yes I understand a shortcut can be created, but that simply launches the application; then I need to navigate to the scenes tab, open the right group, then execute the scene. 

In the video, the guy is able to execute a scene without opening Home Buddy.  I have two or three scenes that I use a lot and it would be nice to initiate them by a single press...

Am I misunderstanding the shortcut function on the Android platform?


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Re: How do I create a Home Buddy Widget?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2013, 11:24:52 am »
It is not an app shortcut. Homebuddy exposes a home screen shortcut that allows you to select a scene. It should be found under the widget section and named Home Buddy. I see it under my widgets. My app AutHomationHD does the same thing.

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