How to Create Android Floating Widget To Let Multiple Views Float Over The Screen

How to Create Android Floating Widget To Let Multiple Views Float Over The Screen

Floating widgets are the views that generally float over the device screen. This Android floating widget will remain floating no matter whatever screen you’re in. The floating widget in Android basically helps in multitasking as a user can work on other app and control your app as well.

For instance, if the user is using calculator and your app is music player, the user can still use your app through Android floating images while using the calculator at the same time.

In this Android widget tutorial, we’ll see the implementation process of Android floating widget in an Android app.

Let’s Get Started

Open your Android Studio and create a new project.


In the next tab, select your target Android device.


Select ‘Empty Activity’ and click on next.


Lastly, customize the activity.


Create Java class name “FloatWidgetService”

Add Permission in Manifest

Add Service in Manifest




That’s It!

Now run the project to see the results.

Although, if you face any issue, or implementing Android floating widget in your startup app, considering advice from an expert and Android app development company is better for you app as well as your startup.

Grab a free copy of Floating Widget Demo from Github.

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