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I'm not surprised you're confused: the term is indeed used for two different things, as you've found. For developers, a widget means a View: a single GUI control inside an activity, which can show information or be manipulated by the user. Examples include Button, TextView, and SeekBar. The app component that lives on the home screen (or lock screen) is ...


This could be achieved with tasker: You can create a "task" performing the HTTP_GET you need, and then create a shortcut to that task on your homescreen (the same way you'd create any other shortcut there: Tasker Task shows up in the list of available shortcuts, and lets you select the task to create the shortcut for).


I think this might be what you're looking for: Meta Widget: Create widgets from almost any website element Websnap-Web capture,Web widget: take a snapshot of any web page or part of a page and display it on your Android home screen with a refresh interval of your choice Feel free to search Google Play for related apps.

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