Will We See Third-Party Widgets in iOS 7?

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  1. News Bot

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    Hopefully, widgets on android are one of the best features
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    I saw that today as well and wondered the same thing. They better. :p Apple won't loose me on the iOS side because iOS isn't good, they will loose me because I just want to do more than just be able to change my background picture. :mad:
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    I don't really care for them.
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    I just don't think that widgets are as usable as most seem to believe. Most are poorly designed (not UI wise, but interactive wise), as developers optimize them more as being sophisticated app launchers than ways to see the most useful and relevant set of data at a given time.

    For example, the way that Google Now utilizes cards to collect the most pertinent pieces of glanceable information is far superior to any widget I ever used.

    So frankly, I could care less about seeing widgets. It's a buzzword that is thrown around as a feature that I'm not convinced is used by many, or is as useful as many say. Having recently moved from Android, I could care less about iOS not having widgets. I care more about app-interoperability, sharing information, a way to see the data that I care about, and various other features that I actually used.
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    I hope not! The notification center is so small that it couldn't fit a great widget! But I would like to have some widgets available on the home screen!
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    No but if they do, and it it's in the notification center (which it probably would be) then it should be paged like the homescreen so its not a clusterf*** of widgets and notifications mashed into one place.
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    I honestly never used widgets when I had my nexus, the only one that was useful was the stock music one. I feel like they are way overhyped and used as a trump card amongst android enthusiast.
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    Well stock notification is boring, very boring. When it got a taste of cydia, it was amazing. Now I never even need it.
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    Opposite of this. Just got Nexus 4 and widgets are very useful. Battery life widgets, id music using soundhound from home screen, task killer, toggles, weather/temperature, new articles (Google currents, clipboard).

    I do agree that most of them are pretty bad but there are a few gems.

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