display count as a bubble over tabs or home screen icon?

by Slater » Sat, 13 Sep 2008 00:53:23 GMT

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       On an iphone, its common to see a bubble over home screen icons
indicating some kind of a count information (for example, phone icon
on the home screen has a bubble which indicates how many missed calls
I have). Does android api offer anything in built to draw something
like that over an icon.

Also I want to know if its possible to dynamically draw a bubble
counter(value changes) over an icon on a tab within an android

Any kind of sample code will be highly appreciated.


display count as a bubble over tabs or home screen icon?

by Jeffrey Sharkey » Mon, 15 Sep 2008 01:25:43 GMT

 It's probably not possible to change the icons on the homescreen, as I
think it caches them when your APK is installed.

If you're trying to share dynamic information (such as # of new emails/
messages), the Notification framework would be the best place to do




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