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[WIDGET] HTC Clock with RSS feeds

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By djbrutale, Member on 5th June 2011, 06:13 PM
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Hy dudes,

what do you think of my clock widget?
I copied the htc sense clock widget and added RSS feeds...
take a look on the screenshot and tell me if you like it, or what you would change.

Functions:
* Click on the clock -> Settings Activity opens
* Click on the rss feed -> Browser opens with the url to the post
* The displayed rss feed gets switchted every * seconds
* The rss feeds gets updated every * minutes



regards,

Sebastian
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6th June 2011, 08:45 PM |#2  
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I love the idea! There should be buttons to scroll through the through the feeds though. What happens if you tap the news feed?
Servus,
Charlie.
6th June 2011, 10:35 PM |#3  
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That looks like an awesome widget! As for the last post, well I'd probably do something better than just one story with some next/previous buttons. If you could make 5 icons or so along the bottom of the clock, one for each rss category/feed and switch to just the top story of each when pressed then you could avoid loading huge amounts of data for just a widget. This would still give the user some variety and the ability to see many types of information from the home screen, something I'm very fond of.
7th June 2011, 02:28 PM |#4  
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Looks pretty slick. Maybe you could add some navigation buttons and a refresh button. Does it auto scroll through the headlines?
7th June 2011, 06:07 PM |#5  
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Thx, for the valuable feedback!

Currently the rss content get refreshed every 30min, the widget switches every 10sec the item that gets displayed.
When you click on the text the browser opens to the responding page of the current rss post.
If you click on the watch you get into the config activity where it is possible to change the loading / refresh times and also the rss feed xml http link.

I'm not sure about the buttons, because there is so less space in the widget, if i show the datum, category or buttons, i have to remove at least two lines of the rss feed. But maybe two lines are enough, because if you wanna know more, you can open the web page...

I test the app for the next few days, i'm not sure if it is stable right now. If everything works out, i'll might post it here.. but i'm not sure if i should do that, because the manipulated images are from HTC...

:)
8th June 2011, 10:23 AM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by djbrutale

Thx, for the valuable feedback!

Currently the rss content get refreshed every 30min, the widget switches every 10sec the item that gets displayed.
When you click on the text the browser opens to the responding page of the current rss post.
If you click on the watch you get into the config activity where it is possible to change the loading / refresh times and also the rss feed xml http link.

I'm not sure about the buttons, because there is so less space in the widget, if i show the datum, category or buttons, i have to remove at least two lines of the rss feed. But maybe two lines are enough, because if you wanna know more, you can open the web page...

I test the app for the next few days, i'm not sure if it is stable right now. If everything works out, i'll might post it here.. but i'm not sure if i should do that, because the manipulated images are from HTC...

:)

Maby you can integrate it with google reader official app?
8th June 2011, 11:04 AM |#7  
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where do we download it from
8th June 2011, 12:12 PM |#8  
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Haha, Nice idea! Waiting for a download link or something!
8th June 2011, 12:32 PM |#9  
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Give it to me already! :D

Looks beautiful.
Yeah, arrows or something to look att next post would be great, altough i see your point in less space...so perhaps a slide-function? slide down for more posts/se more text from the feed.

If you want a Beta tester im willing!
send me a pm och mail me. (Ill promise not to share it if you dont want to :))
8th June 2011, 12:44 PM |#10  
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very nice......can you provide one with the original sense clock theme?
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