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I apologize if this has been asked and answered, if it has please just link me to the solution.

Here's the question:

Is there a way to make a section of a specific app into a widget if the app itself does not come with it's own? I'm asking for my Venstar Skyport thermostat app, which allows me to control the temperature of my home via my Android. It would be extremely awesome if there was a way for me to turn the temperature controls into a widget so I could operate it without opening the app every time we want to change it.

Thanks a lot!

Device:

  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Android 6.0.1
  • Kernel 3.18.20
  • Not Rooted (But if it will help, I'd figure out how to do so)
  • Touch and hold your home screen. In empty area and pinch it in. It will reduce in size and you should see widgets tab there. Scroll till you see you your app and then hold on the widget to place it on your screen. Pull that to place where you need – beeshyams Aug 26 '16 at 4:51
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If you are asking, can one directly reach the temperature controls without logging into the app, the answer is no.

Since the app doesn't have activities that can be pulled and placed as widgets. Some apps have, some don't. Quick Shortcut maker is one such app that can reveal activities and place them as shortcuts for quick access. I installed the app in question and it doesn't have any activities, except the main log in - you will need to search for an app that works and can show activities for you to place as shortcuts, which can be directly accessed or used by apps

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