What is Auto-population?

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When you install a new app, its bubble will be automatically added to the home screen widget or folder (using the icon pack associated with the given cloud):
Auto-populate also works for contact clouds, when a new contact is created or a call is made / received / missed, the contact’s bubble will be added to the cloud:


Filters make auto-population even more powerful:
If you enable auto-population for multiple clouds, you can control which cloud the app or contact will be added by setting these filters.
App cloud example: I have an app-bubble widget for my games, and if I install a new game, its bubble will automatically appear in that cloud. If I install a non-game, it goes into my other cloud.
Contact cloud example: I also have contact clouds created for various contact groups. When I assign the group to a contact in my contact app (or even in gmail’s contact page) that contact will automatically appear in the contact cloud filtered to the group.

When clouds get “full”

You can set the maximum number of bubbles for all clouds in the main Bubble Cloud settings app, or individually in the advanced section of the ⊕ Cloud Configuration screen:

Either way, when the cloud reaches the maximum number of bubbles, there are two options:

  • don’t add new bubbles
  • delete the smallest (less frequently used) to make space for the new bubbles → this is the option “Delete dwarfs” for!

Summary plugin

Google is actively removing functionality from Android:

  • Starting with Android 28, Oreo, user apps are not allowed to react to app installs
  • Starting January 9, 2019 user apps are no longer allowed to request permission: to access call logs and to send SMS messages

These severely limit what apps such as Bubble Cloud can do.

Good news:  I found a workaround, please read about it here: Install Summary plugin to get around new restrictions

Thank you Peter Andro for the question prompting me to add this feature highlight post.

Author: greg

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