v9.81: New Launcher-shortcut bubbles

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What’s new

  • New bubble type: launcher-shortcuts*
  • Add to home screen widgets and folders
  • Add to watch clouds

* Thank you to Richard Jachimowicz for helping me implement this feature!


Android allows developers to define action-specific shortcuts in their apps that can be displayed in a launcher. These app shortcuts let users quickly start common or recommended tasks within an app (you can see a few examples on the right)

We can now add any of these shortcuts to our bubble clouds:

  • Home screen widgets/folders using the floating action button in the cloud configuration screen
  • Watch face/app drawer using the floating action button in the Wear Cloud Editor

Select the shortcut from a list:

You can then change the bubble image, weight similarly to every other bubble type:

On the watch you can assign these Launcher-shortcuts to any shortcut: button press, tapping the watch face or the Quick Swipe Panel:


  • These shortcuts activate functions on the phone, even if you add them to your watch face
  • Launcher-shortcuts are normally handled by your default launcher app, Bubble Cloud utilizes a workaround published on stackoverflow.com: How to create shortcuts from other android apps
  • Some shortcuts only work in launchers, these appear in the list, but you will not be able to create a bubble for them (e.g. Gmail shortcuts)
  • The app Sharp Tools lets you access SmartThings smart home controls via launcher-shortcuts, which can now be added to Bubble Cloud! (no association with the developer, it was recommended to me by Bubble Cloud user Richard Jachimowicz)


Please test and report any issues

I give this version now into the hands of beta testers. You are the first to enjoy these new features, but in return for the early access I ask you to report any problems you find:

  • crashes, hangs, regression issues (especially if they are reproducible)
  • operation problems (unexpected behaviour, mistakes)
  • grammatical errors in text
  • layout color / visibility / alignment problems (it helps if you include a screenshot)
  • illogical or missing functionality
  • further improvement suggestions

Thank you for your help!

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Author: greg

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