1. Wildo6882's Avatar
    That's a great widget setup. It displays how useful widgets can be when properly set up AND it also validates Apple's decision to not put Widgets on the home screen.
    I'm finally starting to really try to use widgets in iOS and they're actually quite useful. It takes a little work to find some good ones, as not all apps have a decent widget. But I'm starting to like my setup and it's actually making me miss Android even less.
    08-30-2016 04:05 PM
  2. Wotchered's Avatar
    I do not like the security implications of widgets, just another way in that ios users probably don't need.
    08-31-2016 06:03 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I do not like the security implications of widgets, just another way in that ios users probably don't need.
    What security implications? There's nothing insecure with widgets.
    08-31-2016 07:05 AM
  4. Wotchered's Avatar
    I'm sorry, the first two articles I read before I posted mentioned this as a potential problem
    08-31-2016 07:57 AM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I'm sorry, the first two articles I read before I posted mentioned this as a potential problem
    How so? Do you really believe Apple would have this if there were a security issue?
    08-31-2016 10:57 AM
  6. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    No man there are no security issues with widgets. They're just part of apps.

    I think once ios 10 hits and we get widgets on the left most screen, developers will get motivated to create useful widgets for almost every app.

    With android things started from the bottom too you know? It will develop gradually with ios too. But its a very good direction nevertheless and the more people use it, the more they'll develop it.

    IOS users won't understand how convenient they are at first. But gradually when they'll see how easy it is to get useful information which they usually don't get or is a hassle to get, they'll appreciate more and more.

    Weather and news are just the basics. Something which are useful but very few people take the time out to open the app and learn what's going on. With widgets you get the information there and then all the time. Whether you like it or not, you learn something new. And thats a good thing.

    In android I used to put inspirational quotes, news, month information, weather and a few more widgets right on the home screen. They helped me learn new things without taking the time out to do it exclusively.

    I'm looking forward to do the same in ios 10 as pulling down the notification bar and swiping left is still a step more than I'd like to do to get my information.
    09-01-2016 02:42 AM
  7. Wotchered's Avatar
    How so? Do you really believe Apple would have this if there were a security issue?
    Yes I do believe that, and that Apple is going too quickly for IOS safety because of market pressure.
    09-01-2016 05:55 AM
  8. TripleOne's Avatar
    Mine, i took a long screenshot, I guess I'm the most pro guy in widgets (i have these for my both 6S Plus and iPad Pro)

    Attachment 110790
    Interesting!
    09-01-2016 06:52 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yes I do believe that, and that Apple is going too quickly for IOS safety because of market pressure.
    So where is this security issue you're afraid of? Explain how it's a security issue!
    09-01-2016 06:55 AM
  10. Ariza16's Avatar
    I haven't really worked with widgets much, but seeing all the setups and possibilities definitely going to be looking into adding some to my iPhone.
    09-01-2016 10:51 AM
  11. Chuck_IV's Avatar
    Unresponsive. All the others still work. Just not any for Settings, clock, and contacts. You can set a contact to call or email, but can't go to Contacts. I use the Launcher App. The developer said to keep giving Apple feedback on it.
    Are you sure they disabled them and it's not just that the app needs to be updated for iOS 10?

    Seems a bit silly of them to disable them.
    09-01-2016 03:57 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    After being added to the Launcher App beta, a new feature is the "Show more/show less". I like that because I have many Launcher widgets.
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    09-03-2016 10:04 AM
  13. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    After being added to the Launcher App beta, a new feature is the "Show more/show less". I like that because I have many Launcher widgets.
    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...c831ee93a0.jpg
    I see you're using ios 10. Is it better in terms of usability of widgets? Just want to know. How has your experience been so far?
    09-03-2016 02:35 PM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I see you're using ios 10. Is it better in terms of usability of widgets? Just want to know. How has your experience been so far?
    I like it better than in iOS 9. It's not really that different. More access locations and a few new features. But basically the same. You can still access from the notification center. It's just not called the "today" screen.
    09-03-2016 11:25 PM
  15. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    I like it better than in iOS 9. It's not really that different. More access locations and a few new features. But basically the same. You can still access from the notification center. It's just not called the "today" screen.
    But hasn't widgets sitting on the left most screen affected the way you use them? You don't have to pull down from the notification bar and swipe left anymore.

    Do you think their location has affected the ease of use in someway too?
    09-04-2016 08:14 AM
  16. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    But hasn't widgets sitting on the left most screen affected the way you use them? You don't have to pull down from the notification bar and swipe left anymore.

    Do you think their location has affected the ease of use in someway too?
    Not really. They're just more accessible.
    09-04-2016 08:24 AM
  17. Wotchered's Avatar
    So where is this security issue you're afraid of? Explain how it's a security issue!
    Security considerations
    As any program code, widgets can be used for malicious purposes. One example is the Facebook Secret Crush widget, reported in early 2008 by Fortinet as luring users to install Zango adware.

    from wikipedia web widget entry, there are others.
    09-04-2016 09:33 AM
  18. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Security considerations
    As any program code, widgets can be used for malicious purposes. One example is the Facebook Secret Crush widget, reported in early 2008 by Fortinet as luring users to install Zango adware.

    from wikipedia web widget entry, there are others.
    2008? Lol The iPhone was 1 year old and had no widgets then. I'm not concerned about widget security. When did anyone EVER have malware on their iPhone? China doesn't count.
    09-04-2016 10:13 AM
  19. Wotchered's Avatar
    I see you are determined to miss the point, Apple doesn't have widgets yet either, when it does, we'll see.
    09-04-2016 05:27 PM
  20. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    I see you are determined to miss the point, Apple doesn't have widgets yet either, when it does, we'll see.
    Sir you are mistakened. Please Google for more information.
    09-05-2016 01:32 AM
  21. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    Not really. They're just more accessible.
    We'll that's disappointing. I was really excited for those 🙄
    09-05-2016 01:33 AM
  22. pttptppt's Avatar
    I started using widgets a bit more in iOS 10. Probably not as much as you, but I use weather, news, contact shortcuts and notes. And I find it quite useful. I mainly use it for weather and news though
    09-05-2016 06:43 AM
  23. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    We'll that's disappointing. I was really excited for those
    Ease of use is better. While there are some differences, they work basically the same way. I like it. I like being able to swipe right on the lock screen to bring them up. Developers can add a "Show more/show less" option that helps keep it neat. That's a nifty new feature.
    Here's how that works:
    Tap on show less


    And get this
    09-06-2016 06:02 AM
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