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February 09, 2011, 11:09:48 AM
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I have developed a free and simple Android widget that shows the current bitcoin value in US dollars on the MT Gox bitcoin exchange.

Search on Android Market for "Mt Gox Bitcoin Widget" or visit/download from here:
https://market.android.com/details?id=st.brothas.mtgoxwidget

I'm happy to receive feedback, bug reports and Bitcoins: 13o3CTyDC1U3RrWogKxukVqWc7fXsuekmR
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February 09, 2011, 12:10:54 PM
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Great work :-)
Sadly it's not available for my HTC Wildfire (Android 2.2). Would love to port it, is it open source?

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February 09, 2011, 12:18:36 PM
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That's strange! Isn't it available if you search for it on Android Market in your phone?

It requires Android 1.5 and is accessible in all locations.
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February 09, 2011, 12:24:47 PM
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Nope, android.com even tells me that it isn't available for my phone Smiley

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February 09, 2011, 12:36:31 PM
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Works for me on a Nexus S.

Post your manifest here and I'll take a look at why it might not be showing up.
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February 09, 2011, 01:18:00 PM
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Strange! I'll post the manifest here tonight when I get home.

I can also post the .apk so you can install it manually.
Will release it as GPL later on together with .apks for those of you with problems installing it.

Mike: Will look at popping up a graph when tapping on the widget.
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February 09, 2011, 03:43:34 PM
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Seems to cut half the widget off on my phone, but that might be launcherpros fault. I have the original Droid. I tried resizing but I'd need launcherpro paid version and I'm not doin that. For now I can see the price and most of the coin, so it works.

Thanks, I'll be keeping an eye on this Smiley

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February 09, 2011, 05:28:31 PM
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AndroidManifest.xml:
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
      package="st.brothas.mtgoxwidget"
      android:versionCode="1" android:versionName="0.8">

    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />

    <application android:icon="@drawable/bc_logo_60" android:label="@string/app_name">

        <receiver android:name=".MtGoxWidgetProvider">
            <meta-data android:name="android.appwidget.provider"
                    android:resource="@xml/appwidget_provider" />
            <intent-filter>
                <action android:name="android.appwidget.action.APPWIDGET_UPDATE" />
            </intent-filter>
        </receiver>

    </application>
   
    <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="3" />
</manifest>

Drifter: That's strange. I have declared the size of the widget as 72 x 72 dp, perhaps that could be defined in another way...
On your phone at the bottom where the widget ends (in the middle of the coin), does a new widget start there or is it just empty?
Do other widgets display normally?
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February 09, 2011, 06:33:44 PM
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Well, the problem is only in landscape I found out, so no big worries. The phone was sitting on the charger while I installed it and I didn't think of changing views. If the coin is moved up a little in the widget it might even fully fit in landscape view too.

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February 09, 2011, 09:42:26 PM
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Seems to cut half the widget off on my phone, but that might be launcherpros fault. I have the original Droid. I tried resizing but I'd need launcherpro paid version and I'm not doin that. For now I can see the price and most of the coin, so it works.

Thanks, I'll be keeping an eye on this Smiley

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Pretty much the same as me, Droid 1 and launcher pro cuts off the bottom of the widget in landscape. Other than that it's awesome, watched it tick up over parity today Wink
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February 09, 2011, 10:33:11 PM
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I think the issue may be that the Wildfire has a small screen. Try changing your uses-sdk line to

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    <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="3" android:targetSdkVersion="4"/>
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February 10, 2011, 08:33:08 AM
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Ok, I'll try that and see if it works on a Wildfire.
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February 12, 2011, 07:07:14 AM
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How often does it update the exchange rate?


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February 12, 2011, 08:58:16 AM
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Currently every 30 minutes.
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February 12, 2011, 09:53:40 AM
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Currently every 30 minutes.
Enhancement request:  Please make the update frequency configurable.

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February 12, 2011, 09:55:16 AM
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Sure, I have that in mind as well as using the built in "Accounts & Sync" functionality in order to easily turn off updating if wanted.
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February 12, 2011, 10:16:26 AM
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Sure, I have that in mind as well as using the built in "Accounts & Sync" functionality in order to easily turn off updating if wanted.
Sounds great!  Smiley

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February 12, 2011, 11:30:23 AM
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If the widget can't get the current JSON at MtGox (e.g., because network has been shut down at screen blanking), it seems it just sets the three values (which I assume is last, low and high) to $0.000 and sets current time.  IMHO, the widget should keep the previous, valid, values and the previous time.

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February 12, 2011, 12:50:24 PM
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IMHO, the widget should keep the previous, valid, values and the previous time.
Already fixed and will be released in the next version.
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February 16, 2011, 05:04:34 PM
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Great idea, will test it asap. Smiley

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