I can’t believe I am actually posting the URL to the currently most popular free iOS app on the App Store but… I think this is the only *truly* clever and appealing usecase for widgets as a general idea that I have ever seen. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/locket-widget/id1600525061
@DavidBlue i first thought "wow, how such a privacy peaking app would become so popular?!". then i notice it's probably not offering live views but rather photos you personally take with the app... reality always look better in my head! 🤣
as for good widgets usecase, weather.
termux shortcuts are, indeed, a dirty work around, which would better be regular shortcuts.
@Gargron from what I understand, it’s like.. an actual service with the end goal being a photo of a partner/close family or friend that *they keep updated?*
the idea of a digital locket is a great one and I think the bit of the metaphor where *the photo in the locket stays the same unless *you* pull it out and change it* should definitely not be discarded. could be totally off-base, but I suspect most folks reacted like you did (me too,) which is a particular shame.
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