Hangouts Counter for Zooper
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Updated 9/12: The counter needs to be enabled in accessibility settings after install. It may not work on 4.0. If you have issues, please contact me. If we can't resolve it, I will gladly issue a refund.
This is not a standalone app. You must have Zooper Widgets to use this app. This application will show your unread Hangouts counts in your Zooper widget. When you open you Hangouts app, the notification will clear in your widget.
You can add this to your existing widget. If you already have a widget that you would like to use this counter in, just add a "text" module to your widget and choose "Edit Manually" and add #THANGOUTSCOUNT# to your widget and position it where you want it.
The Zooper widget in my screenshot is a 1 x 1, transparent widget with my stock Hangouts icon over it. The widget is not included, it is only an example. You will need to create your own Zooper widget.
To make what you see in the screenshot do the following:
Create a 1 x 1 Zooper widget.
Make it transparent. (you may want to start out with a color until you have your screen setup and the widget placed where you want it otherwise you may lost it if you have no Hangouts counts)
Click the + sign in the upper left
Choose "Text" (don't worry about the time that appear here)
Choose "Edit Text Manually"
Insert #THANGOUTSCOUNT# above the rectangle as shown in the screenshot.
Click the check mark in the upper right to save.
I positioned my counter X offset 25, Y offset 10 to get the count positioned correctly but you can play with that (you have to have an unread Hangout to see the count).
Once your widget is in place, position your Hangouts icon over it.
You must use a launcher that allows widgets to overlap. I am using Nova Launcher Pro.
In Nova Launcher go into settings, place a check mark by the following:
Resize all Widgets
Overlap when Placing
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This is my first attempt at creating a notification app. Please contact me for assistance if you run into any problems.
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Update 9/12: The last update caused the counter to multiply the counts. This update should fix it. This has been tested and working on a stock Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S4 . Also tested is a Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and it is not working.
9/12 In order to work on some devices, Hangouts Counts must be enabled in accessibility settings.