An update on widget updates

Hi all,

Widget updates on Android are so painful.

It seems some widget are still not updating. I just found out the current method (JobScheduler) of repeatedly updating widgets doesn’t work when the phone is in Doze mode. Grrrrr… this is why some of you aren’t seeing the app update I think.

So I’m going to try using the AlarmManager to schedule widget updates but this is a big job so it won’t be done until we release this current list of changes.

Thanks for your patience. I know it’s painful but I assure you, this is more painful for me. You can ask any Android developer what it’s like developing widgets - most, if not all will say “painful”.

Cheers, Duane.

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Widget (Version 3.234) update works fine on Samsung Note 9 on Android 10.
Thx :+1:

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Widget is updating automatically on my Samsung S6 tablet but not on my Huawei Mate 10 Pro, that still requires manual reloading - which, to be honest, is not a big deal.
Both devices running Android 9.

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Ok, I"ll keep an eye out for others having issues. If the problem persists with many users I might try the AlarmManager instead of the JobScheduler which is affected by Doze.

Cheers, Duane.

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