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[WIDGET][2.2+] Chronotopia beta 14 - The ultimate make your own widget

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By knoxcoder, Retired Recognized Developer on 20th March 2011, 10:50 PM
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I finally have the first beta release of the new widget to replace mClock. This is a beta release so please let me know if you find any bugs or have any suggestions. Apk is attached.

Ideas for chronotopia

Features:
  • Fully editable widget layout and properties
  • Export widget as a theme
  • Import theme
  • Main launcher to edit any created widget (in apps folder)
  • Clock, date, battery, shapes, gps
  • Custom fonts, colors, gradients, shadows, blur, autosize
  • Low battery usage (only updates when screen is on)
  • Weather including icons
  • Custom images
  • Notifications: sms count, missed calls, voice mail indicator
  • Next alarm
  • Tap to launch for individual elements
  • Phone signal strength

Coming:
  • More weather features
  • Finish theme support
  • Languages
  • More elements

What you can help with:
  • Bugs
  • Your own themes, The top ones I like I'll include with the release (no external fonts please)
  • Screenshots
  • Ideas, improvements

Bugs so far:
  • Rotation issues

Quick manual:
  • Long press to add elements to panels.
  • You can press the menu button in the editor to zoom out and change the view to the element list or the element properties
  • You can drag elements that are contained by a canvas element
  • Elements can auto sized, pixel sized or percent sized
  • Fonts can auto size to their container bounds

Change log:
  • 0.1 Initial release
  • 0.2 Fixed shadows, canvas touch layout, other minor issues
  • 0.3 New theme support, leading zero for hour element, low battery color for health percent circle, bug fixes, new name, new icon
  • 0.4 Fixed widget not clearing display, fixed widget sizing issues
  • 0.5 Fixed widget failing to update
  • 0.6 Added images and battery line percentage
  • 0.7 Added missed calls and unread sms notification elements
  • 0.8 Fixed alias for images, added rectangle element, other bug fixes
  • 0.9 Hooked up clone functionality, fixed widget size calculation
  • 0.10 Calibration, tap to launch, next alarm, frame panel
  • 0.10.2 Improved calibrate
  • 0.11 Added weather icons, gps, phone signal, voice mail, indicator icons for notifications and bug fixes
  • 0.12 Fixed battery temp bug, added sky element, added missing weather icons
  • 0.13 Fixed bug with next alarm, fixed & character usage, other fixes, changed editor to swipe left/right for properties/elements instead of using menu
  • 0.14 Bug fixes, xml is now formatted for easier manually editing, added inheritable properties.

A quick tutorial by SassiBob for beta 0.2





MIUI theme:


Clock and date or Clock

Time weather theme by allday23hero:

Theme
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Done, just two quick examples I have on my phone right now.
22nd March 2011, 03:24 PM |#4  
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Posted 0.2 also added another screenshot to show the canvas layout ability.
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Your dock is good
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By fully editable, does this mean it will work on a Tab, 5x1 or 5x2? It looks really nice, and I am looking for something for weather on a Tab. Thanks for your work on this, even if it doesn't work on a Tab I will put this on my Fascinate or D1.
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I played with it for almost 10 minutes and couldn't even figure out hoe to show a clock. All i see are color and alignment settings. Color and alignment of what i can't figure out.

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By fully editable, does this mean it will work on a Tab, 5x1 or 5x2? It looks really nice, and I am looking for something for weather on a Tab. Thanks for your work on this, even if it doesn't work on a Tab I will put this on my Fascinate or D1.

Yes it supports those widget sizes. It is very easy to add additional sizes if one is desired.

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I played with it for almost 10 minutes and couldn't even figure out hoe to show a clock. All i see are color and alignment settings. Color and alignment of what i can't figure out.

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After you add the first panel (canvas or stack) then you long press to add other elements. After talking with another user I see there is a need for a simple editor in addition to the advanced editor. I'm open to ideas on how that should work.
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Such a good work!
Thanks, knoxcoder!
Got some FC's while making a template.
Going to restore my layout from mClock tomorrow.
25th March 2011, 01:37 PM |#10  
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Such a good work!
Thanks, knoxcoder!
Got some FC's while making a template.
Going to restore my layout from mClock tomorrow.

Send me the logcat output when you get FCs so I can track them down.

As a side note, I have the weather ready. I don't have all the features that I want to support but at least the basics work. My next task is to make a create wizard that will walk you through the steps of making a simple layout. Once I get it ready I'll release the next version.
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If you could add missed calls/sms/email in a simple minimalistic way like TxMissed Widget is supposed to do (it's really buggy, and dev has no time to mess with it) I would love you long time! And it's something I would definitely pay for.

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