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Apps Icon wider than 24p on status bar?


May 8, 2015
Hi, can an Android app produce an icon wider than 24p on the status bar?
Or can it show some text on the status bar?

I would love to show in the status bar either:
  • An icon wider than 24p (so that I can fit in text like "1h29m left!")
  • Text, e.g. "You have 1h29m left!"
It'll be a deadlining app. There is an ongoing notification that refreshes the remaining time every minute - it would be great if the remaining time could be displayed straight away on the status bar so that the user can view it at all times - without the need to swipe down to see the notification bar every time. 24p is too narrow.

Thanks a lot!
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