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After tonesto7's posted his fantastic widget for iOS, I became interested in trying to do something similar for Android. It's been a few years since I did any coding for Android, and never anything involving widgets or network access. I only wanted something to let me see info on my car, and wanted to use graphics more than text where possible. I've decided to "release" the results on GitHub of a month's work for anyone who wants to use and/or expand.

Right now it’s only set up to access Ford’s US servers. If anyone outside the US is interested in using it I’ll try to expand that functionality when I can (I need to read tonesto7’s code more closely to see how that works).

At this time I don't want to hassle with putting the app on Google Play, so you need to be comfortable sideloading the APK on your phone. That means you need to trust that nothing nefarious is happening in it.

Two other stipulations:
  1. I'm open to suggestions for improvements, but since this just something to do in my spare time please don't expect any requests to be implemented immediately, if at all (for example, right now I have no interest in Ford vehicles other than my Mach-E). If anyone wants to actively join in on development, I'd be more than happy to give access to the project.
  2. My phone is a Pixel 5 running Android 12, so it's only being extensively tested there. I've created virtual devices running Android 10 and 11 for additional testing, but nothing earlier than that, so if you're using an older version of Android there are no guarantees.

Update: if you have feature requests, just go over to the GitHub page, click on "Issues", add your request, and add put "Feature request" in your title.

 
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Very Nice! Install and set up was a breeze! Great work
 

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Great work. Thank you. Easily installed and setup.
 

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Nice! Love it. Works on my Motorola Z4 w/ Android 10
 

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Superb, thank you for taking the initiative! I'm interested in contributing as well (though free time is in short supply these days).
 
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Thanks for sharing! I was hoping to get some Android equivalent of the iOS widget. I know you said it is USA only, but I'm in the UK and it appears that it's working fine for me?
Glad to hear it works for you. I know tonesto7's widget has some specific URLs for other locations, but hadn't looked at in detail.
 

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Running beautifully on S21+! Only suggestion is a simple one. A full icon reference and color meanings for each if it's not too much trouble. :)
 

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Works great, pixel 6/A12. Great stuff!
 

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So excited to try this but I guess I need an updated phone. I am using a Samsung Note 9 running Android 10. I can log in but all I see is the instructions page. I can verify OTA status and check the settings, but that is it. Darn.
 

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So excited to try this but I guess I need an updated phone. I am using a Samsung Note 9 running Android 10. I can log in but all I see is the instructions page. I can verify OTA status and check the settings, but that is it. Darn.
That's only the app part. Go to your widgets (usually touch and hold anywhere on your home screen) to get the widget. It's running on my phone with android 10, it should on yours as well.
 

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Would you be willing to share screenshots of what this thing looks like?
 

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Would you be willing to share screenshots of what this thing looks like?
I have several widgets on my phone so I am embarrassed I didn't make the connection and needed remedial Android help. Anyway, here is what it looks like on my phone. Great work @kennelh!

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Excellent work, much appreciated. S20FE/Android 12. Easy setup, appears to be working fine. Just needed a quick refresh to get the widget to show data immediately after setup.
 

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This is great!! Thanks for putting the time into this!

 

 
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