By Matt Bowen, James Lockhart, Cecilia Hunka, and Carlos Pereira
作者：Matt Bowen, James Lockhart, Cecilia Hunka, and Carlos Pereira
When the new widget announcement was made for iOS 14, our iOS team went right to work designing an experience to leverage the new platform. However, widgets aren’t new to Android and have been around for over a decade. Shopify cares deeply about its mobile experience and for as long as we’ve had the Shopify mobile app, both our Android and iOS teams ship every feature one-to-one in unison. With the spotlight now on iOS 14, this was a perfect time to revisit our offering on Android.
当iOS 14公布了新的小工具时，我们的iOS团队立即开始工作，设计一种体验来利用新的平台。然而，小工具对安卓来说并不新鲜，它已经存在了十多年了。Shopify非常关注它的移动体验，从我们拥有Shopify移动应用开始，我们的安卓和iOS团队就一对一地统一开发每一个功能。随着人们对iOS 14的关注，现在是重新审视我们在安卓上的产品的最佳时机。
Since our contribution was the same across both platforms, just like our iOS counterparts at the time, we knew merchants were using our widgets, but they needed more.
Why Widgets are Important to Shopify
Our widgets mainly focus on analytics that help merchants understand how they’re doing and gain insights to make better decisions quickly about their business. Monitoring metrics is a daily activity for a lot of our merchants, and on mobile, we have the opportunity to give merchants a faster way to access this data through widgets. They provide merchants a unique avenue to quickly get a pulse on their shops that isn’t available on the web.
Add Insights widget
After gathering feedback and continuously looking for opportunities to enhance our widget capabilities, we’re at our third iteration, and we’ll share with you the challenges we faced and how we solved them.
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