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Angry [BETA] Meta Widget - create widgets from any web content

META WIDGET

Meta is a unique app that can turn virtually any online content into dynamic, interactive widgets.

Simply browse to a website, pick a column of text, link or image and enjoy this information right on your home screen!

Why is this cool you ask? Because almost anything can be parsed out of a website - images, blogrolls, RSS feeds or entire windows.

Any widget created through Meta can be customized and automatically updated, or updated on user interaction.


Features

★ Create widgets from almost any website element
★ Parse graphs and images
★ Extract statistics and information from authorized sites
★ Configure widgets (background, alignment, etc.)
★ Automatic updates
★ User defined click actions
★ Lots of other cool stuff


Status

The app is currently quite stable, but we still prefer to call it a beta. So please, do write to us with suggestions or bug reports!


Play Store

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...pps.metawidget

The free app has everything but automatic updates.

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I would appreciate some feedback please!
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1.0.2.1

Fixed keyboard issue present on some phones
Fixed image cache optimization (much faster now)
Fixed a rendering issue that occurs if data connection is lost
Fixed a few device-specific issues from user feedback
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Hi guys - please give me some feedback on the latest release!
 
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Thank you, i look forward to it. The more feedback, the better the app. Imagine - a developer that actually listens to consumers!
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1.0.2.2

Fixed alignment issue on text and lists
Fixed sort order issue in list view
Added divider visibility toggle
Optimized custom browser rendering
Minor UI changes to increase compatibility
 
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Talking Good job !!

Hey,
I had this (huge, at least for me ;) review written, then at the end hit backspace and freakin firefox took me a page back. WTF Firefox, I could kill you for that.
Anyway, so here is the short version:
  • Love your amazing design, with one exception of the settings menu (where you can choose the titel and all that)
  • I could not quite work out the difference between the up-down arrows and the left-right arrows
  • I did not understand the option to display as a list. I just didn't understand what it does
  • The text size didn't always work properly, sometimes when I would choose a bigger text size, it would actually be smaller
  • Everytime I had the widget done, I always had to manually resize it, but I guess that was because of sense
  • The widget itself was always just one big text and not nicely organized the news thread on the webpage, so the widget itself was kind of useless to me
  • One more tip; if you had chosen more than one element (e.g. an entire news thread), that it then should just open the single element, not the entire website with all the elements

Again great work guys!

The two websites I tried it with:
  1. apktops
  2. manga-access
 
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Not sure what your problem with the menu is... its just like any other android menu.

Regarding the arrows - they will work better or borse, it all depends on the content.

"Use all as list" - this will use all the items listed below in list form, instead of just the element you clicked on.

Havent seen any problems with text size from anyone else, so most likely user error there, or some sort of parsing issue on the sites themselves.

We will make a bunch of sizes in the next release.

Lol.

Not going to happen.
 
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