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[APP][4.1+] Chronus: Home & Lock screen Clock, Weather, News feed & Calendar widget

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Welcome to Chronus, an elegant Home & Lock screen Clock, Weather, News feed and Calendar widget, now with DashClock Extensions support!

Functionally similar to its older brother the CyanogenMod cLock widget and brought to you by the same developers, this independently released, stand-alone widget brings the same elegant look and feel, enhanced with many new features and improvements, to the broader Android community.

As a flexible "Information" widget, Chronus is highly optimized in terms of CPU and data usage with the potential of replacing several other info widgets. Multiple Chronus widgets on the same device share the same back-end services and updates are batched. This makes the system use less battery while still providing the user with rich information. You can choose to use one or all of the features, those not used are completely disabled, using no CPU, data or battery.

Please note:
1) Details on the Permissions we use are available at http://goo.gl/EbMLmm
2) If you use the Xposed framework to bypass Android Widget API's, things will break!

Features (All versions):
- Fully functional Flex, Flex (Analog), Clock+, Clock+ (Dash), Dash and Weather Widgets
- Highly customizable look and feel
- Weather panel with Yahoo!, OpenWeatherMap and yr.no weather providers
- Minimized weather widget support (for the lock screen)
- News Feed panel and built-in RSS sources and Internal Article Reader
- Calendar panel showing a scrollable list of upcoming events
- Highlight upcoming calendar events with custom colors and font bolding
- Backup and restore widget settings
- Add any two (2) DashClock Extensions in the Flex and 'Dash' widgets
- Built-in Gmail, Missed Calls, Calendar and Text Messages extensions

Features (Pro version, available via in-app purchase): - Video @ http://goo.gl/S4Ue1q
- Additional Widgets (Forecast, Calendar, Clock+ (Forecast))
- Custom Tap actions for Clock, Weather and Calendar to launch apps or activities
- Change Clock and Weather panel alignment
- Change Analog clock style
- Month view Calendar style
- Calendar and Event colors
- Set Widget backgrounds
- Additional News providers (Feedly, Facebook)
- Daydream screensaver
- Status Bar Weather notifications
- Add unlimited DashClock Extensions

Credits:
While Danny Baumann and I wrote most of the widget, credit also goes to the many translators as well as other contributors such as Nicolai Ehemann, Matt Booth and Jorge Ruesga for the languages and features they have contributed.

Available via the Play store
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Release history:

A video overview of the latest features is available at: http://goo.gl/S4Ue1q

Version 4.7.4
New features:
- Semi transparent analog clock styles
- 'Materialize' the add functionality

Fixes:
- Calendar disappearing bug
- Add additional location fields
- RSS source sort order
- 'Add extensions' dialog not dismissing
- Make re-showing the help overlays optional

Version 4.7.3
Fixes:
- Updated Hebrew RSS sources
- Fix internal viewer article scaling
- General reader fixes

Version 4.7.2
Fixes:
- Available extension tracking
- World clock text shadow
- More day/night icon mapping fixes

Version 4.7.1
Fixes:
- Day/Night Icon overrides for forecast panel
- Clock+ widget centering if no world clocks enabled

Version 4.7.0 - Around the world
New features:
- World clock support for Clock+ widget (Android 4.2+)
- Built-in Weather and Next alarm Extensions
- Color overlay for 3rd party Icon sets

Fixes:
- Improved Play Store Pro check
- Displaying of larger weather icon

Version 4.6.1
Fixes:
- Add missing yr.no weather code mappings
- Override day/night weather icons if needed

Version 4.6.0 - Right to Left
New features:
- Support for Right to Left (RTL) languages (Android 4.2+)

Fixes:
- Better night time weather icon handling
- No more ghost unread items in flex widget extensions
- Updated translations

Version 4.5.3
New features:
- Weather Underground provider (requires user supplied API key)

Fixes:
- No battery icon at < 8%
- NPE if IAP is not available
- Activity navigation for DayDream
- Event Tap action enabled state
- Cropped images and text in collapsed extensions
- Divider not a solid color on Sony devices
- Uninstalled Extensions still counting towards standard limit

Version 4.5.2
New features:
- Option to hide declined events

Fixes:
- Disappearing Extensions bug
- Expand Extension click area

Version 4.5.0 and 4.5.1 - Extensions!
NEW features:
- Support for DashClock Extensions!
- Built-in Gmail, Missed Calls, Calendar and Text Messages extensions
- Dash and Clock+ (Dash) widgets
- Enhanced Flex widgets (Extensions)
- Dynamic Battery % icon

Fixes:
- yr.no date/timestamp fix
- Yahoo PlaceFinder fix
- Better text sizing and more consistent layouts

Version 4.4.1
NEW features:
- Many, many updated and new translations

Fixes:
- Proper leading zero display for 24 hour clock
- Better text shadowing (for light backgrounds)
- Light popup dialog sometimes showing as dark
- Calendar day-of-week positioning
- Fix text wrapping when high temp > 99 F

Version 4.4.0 - A new look
See http://goo.gl/7xSAoO for screenshots

NEW features:
- Updated app look and feel and icon
- Change pop-up window style and info icons color (Pro)
- Help and new features walk-through

Fixes:
- Better weather update handling
- Many updated and new translations

Version 4.3.3
Fixes:
- Fix flickering calendar bug

Version 4.3.2
NEW features:
- Added the Change log (in About)

Fixes:
- Fix notification text alignment on Android 4.1.x
- Other small fixes

Version 4.3.1
Fixes:
- Reversed high/low forecast temperatures

Version 4.3.0
NEW features:
- Switched to a database/content provider for News and Weather data storage and retrieval. This is not user visible but things are much cleaner in the back end and overall performance should be improved.
- The Feedly provider now includes thumbnails

Fixes:
- Notifications get triggered on manual update if persistent is set
- Persistent notifications no longer dismiss when tapped
- Updated translations (AF, IW and RO)

Credits:
Once again thanks to +Jorge Ruesga for contributing the content providers code and to all the translators for their work in keeping the languages up to date.

Version 4.2.0 - Backup and Notifications
NEW features:
- Status bar Weather notifications (Pro)
- Backup and restore widget settings

Fixes:
- Use Google's Geo lookup instead of OpenWeatherMaps's, if available
- Help text scrolling
- Minor bugfix and code cleanup
- Updated translations

Version 4.1.1
Fixes:
- Updated 7" and 10" tablet layouts for Month View calendar widget
- Update the current day/month in the Month view calendar on date change
- Calendar resizing in Standard style widget
- Better multi-day all day event handling
- Facebook widget refresh hang
- Updated translations

Version 4.1.0 - Facebooking...
NEW features:
- Facebook news provider (Pro)
- Month view Calendar style and Tap action toggle (Pro)
- Sharing in News feed article view

Fixes:
- Fix http://yr.no location lookup in e.g. Japan.
- Fix weather cache handling on connection failures
- Fix icon and text overlay color handling
- Performance improvements
- Updated translations

Version 4.0.5 to 4.0.7
Fixes:
- New http://yr.no provider (The old geoname service was too unreliable)
- Allow Clock+ upscaling on Lock screen (with warning message)
- Fix Calendar hang on refresh and icon disappearing bugs
- Bug fixes and Performance optimizations
- Fix Calendar refresh bugs
- Updated translations (AF, DE, IT, IW, RO and SK)

Important note to existing http://yr.no users:
The re-written version of the http://yr.no weather provider replaces the old Geonames location service with the Google Maps location service. As a result of the change in location provider, existing http://yr.no users using a Custom location will need to re-select the Custom location(or switch to using network location).

Version 4.0.1 to 4.0.4
Fixes:
- General bugfixes
- Flex (Analog) and Clock+ (Forecast) Clock Tap action
- RSS Finder clicks not working
- "Loading weather" indicator not going away
- Properly encode Feedly content that may contain spaces
- Allow disabling of Calendar event taps (New feature)
- Slightly smaller weather panel layout to better fit some screens
- Slightly enhanced small widget layout to not wrap with battery %
- Fix Left/Right weather panel condition text ellipsis
- Updated translations (AF, IT, DE and ES)

Version 4.0.0 – Dreaming of News in Norway...
NEW features, General:
- News widget
- Weather widget
- Daydream screensaver (Pro)
- Clock+ (Forecast) widget (Pro)
- We removed the 'vclouds' and 'modern' icon sets to reduce the app size by over 5MB. Now available via the Play store (Free)

NEW features, Clock:
- Show Battery percentage
- Analog clock styles: Standard and Classic (Pro)

NEW features, Weather:
- Weather layout styles: Standard and Classic
- http://yr.no weather provider
- More weather info (sunrise, sunset, humidity, wind etc.)

NEW features, News:
- Feedly support (Pro)
- RSS source searching
- Internal viewer for 'Go to article' action

Version 3.5.0 - "Extra Extra, read all about it ..."
NEW features:
- Integrated News Feed Reader (Flex widget)
- Calendar colors (Pro)
- "Do nothing" Clock Tap action (Pro)

Fixes:
- A few layout and padding tweaks incl. a slightly larger Calendar font
- Several new languages and updated translations

Credits:
Our thanks go to +Jorge Ruesga for contributing the News Reader feature.

Version 3.4.2
NEW features:
- Analog Flex Widget
- Custom color selection for all fonts
- EXPERIMENTAL! OpenWeatherMap Weather provider

Fixes:
- Fixes the Clock+ widget sizing on HDPI devices
- Translation updates

Release Notes:
OpenWeatherMap seems to have a bug in their geolocation API - they return different locations for the same coordinates. We have logged the bug with them but there is no committed resolution from them. As a workaround, if you cannot live with it, use a custom location.

Version 3.4.0 - Icons, icons, icons, and a widget ...
Changes:
- UPDATED! Forecast widget now resizeable
- NEW! Clock+ widget
- NEW! Weather Icon Set selection with 2 additional Icon sets:
- vClouds
- Modern (Pro)
- Additional sets are available in the Play Store (Flat, Vista and Realism) and 3rd party developers can now add their own sets
- Almost all images refreshed
- Hex input field for color picker for more precise control
- New translations (Turkish, Finnish, Arabic etc.)
- Bug fixes
- REMOVED! - Analog clock

Versions 3.1.0 to 3.3.0
NEW features:
- Several new widgets added
- Per widget configuration
- Pro version support
- Widget panel Alignment, backgrounds, rounded corners etc.
- Additional weather providers
- Complete code re-factoring

Fixes:
- Too many to mention

Version 3.0.2
- Fix 24 hour formatting

Version 3.0.1
- Fix 24 hour format clock showing 24:00 for midnight
- Changing the temperature format (Use metric) refreshes weather to show C or F immediately
- A few updated Translations

Version 3.0.0
- Chronus is back ...
- Added support for Android 4.1.x
- Updated and new Translations
- Ability to display an AM/PM indicator on 12 hour clock
- A few tweaks and fixes

Version 2.2.6
- Updated and new Translations
- A few general fixes
- 'Today' time range for calendar
- Ability to hide the calendar icon
- Adds com.sec.android.app.clockpackage support

Version 2.2.5
- Fix clock detection - will now open either DeskClock or DeskClockGoogle
- Updated translations
- Localization fix

Version 2.2.4
- XXHDPI support (Galaxy S4 and HTC One)

Version 2.2.3
- Fix calendar icon showing when no events
- Optimize widget loading
- Updated translations

Version 2.2.2
- Use new Yahoo placefinder API URL
- Updated translations

Version 2.2.1
- Fix FC when using monochrome icons with an unknown condition code
- Updated translations

Version 2.2.0
- Highlight upcoming calendar events (NEW FEATURE!)
- Fix widget sometimes indefinitely showing 'Widget is loading...'

Version 2.1.1b
- Fix widget calendar display

Version 2.1.1
- Fix calendar icon visible when there are no events
- Default calendar lookahead is now 2 weeks
- Language updates

Version 2.1.0
- Add scrollable events list in Calendar panel (up to 10 events)
- Tapping event opens calendar at selected event
- Taping calendar icon opens Calendar at today's date

Version 2.0.1
- Fix FC when location services is not turned on
- Fix FC when yahoo weather returns invalid XML response
- Additional and updated translations
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Thanks everyone who contributed. This is my go to widget.

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So CM10.1 users have to wait for a CM update to get this? This version seems to have more options than the one I'm already using in CM10.1.
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So CM10.1 users have to wait for a CM update to get this? This version seems to have more options than the one I'm already using in CM10.1.

Today's nightly will have the exact same functionality. It was merged last night. I plan to keep them in sync.
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Re: [APP][OFFICIAL][4.2+] - CyanogenMod cLock - Home and Lock screen widget (11/3/13)
Great work.

You should add settings option for maximized lock screen and long press unlock.

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Re: [APP][OFFICIAL][4.2+] - CyanogenMod cLock - Home and Lock screen widget (11/3/13)
Can this be also ported to 4.1.2 ?

Like latinime.apk and gallery.apk

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Can this be also ported to 4.1.2 ?

Like latinime.apk and gallery.apk

Not without a lot of work. The digital clock component is a new feature built into android 4.2.

I will have to back port it for the widget to work on 4.x and then it would only support home screen in any case since earlier versions of Android did not have lock screen widgets.

I'm not sure it is worth the effort to maintain two versions.
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thanks for the app, please consider putting it on the Google Play.

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Not without a lot of work. The digital clock component is a new feature built into android 4.2.

I will have to back port it for the widget to work on 4.x and then it would only support home screen in any case since earlier versions of Android did not have lock screen widgets.

I'm not sure it is worth the effort to maintain two versions.

I think it would not only support home screen widgets but also lock widgets since both cm and aokp have the option to add all widgets on lock but i don't know in much about the app so your decision is final..

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