[APP][4.1+] Chronus, the elegant Home & Lock screen clock, weather & calendar widget
Welcome to Chronus
, an elegant Home and Lock screen clock, weather and calendar widget.
By popular demand this widget is being released as a stand-alone, Play store installable app.
Functionally the same as the Cyanogenmod cLock
widget and brought to you by the same developer, this independently released, standalone widget takes back its original name, Chronus, and brings the same elegant look and feel to the broader Android community.
How to use Chronus
Chronus is a Widget and, after installation, needs to be manually added by the user to either the Home screen (Android 4.1 and later) or the Lock screen (only possible on Android 4.2 and later) using the widget picker feature of Android and your launcher. Once the widget is placed, you can use the app to change the widget configuration but, please note, that is all it does - it will not add the widget to either the Home or the Lock screen automatically.
On some devices you may have to reboot your device after installing the widget for it to show up in the widget picker list (e.g. some versions of Touchwiz).
Once the widget is placed and the settings configured, remember to resize the widget on your screen to make space for all the panels you have enabled (Clock, Weather and Calendar) - the widget will automatically hide panels if the widget is not big enough.
For best effect, I recommended using either the Apex or Nova launchers. Both these launchers have the ability for a user configured grid size for the home screen, allowing Chronus to be resized properly. Chronus will work on most launchers but the ability to configure how it is displayed may be limited.
For Android 4.2+, to add a widget to the Lock screen slide left on the Lock screen and then use the add widget button (+) to add Chronus. Once added it will appear as if its the default clock. You still must open the default screen, long press and delete or move it, therefore making Chronus default.
1) Tapping on the Weather triggers a weather refresh, it will not launch a weather app.
2) Tapping on the Clock will attempt to launch the system default clock. More clock packages (e.g. for HTC devices) will be added in future
3) The ability to set a custom tap action will be a Pro feature, currently in development
4) Lock screen widgets are only supported on Android 4.2+. This is a limitation of Android itself, not Chronus
5) WidgetLocker is not supported
6) On some devices you may have to reboot your device after installing for the widget to show up in the widget picker
Features (Pro version - coming soon):
- Custom Clock and Weather panel Tap actions
- Additional Widget layouts
- and more ...
Features (all versions):
The standard version is functionally equivalent to the CyanogenMod cLock widget in CM10.2 with added support for older versions of Android.
- Support for Android 4.1 and later
- Supports adding as a widget to either the Home screen (Android 4.1+) or Lock screen (Android 4.2+) or both
- Select between Analog or Digital clock panel and customize the look and feel
- Choose whether to show Alarms
- Change font bold/normal in Digital Clock, Date and Alarm
- AM/PM indicator for 12 hour clock
- Weather panel with Yahoo! weather
- Color or Monochrome weather icons
- Minimized weather widget support (especially handy on lock screen)
- Calendar panel showing a scrollable list of upcoming events
- Tapping event opens calendar at selected event
- Taping calendar icon opens Calendar at today's date
- Change the font color of all text in all panels
- Configure widget when adding or from the Chronus app in the app drawer
- Highlight upcoming calendar events with custom colors and font bolding
Its simple, just install it from the Play store
Even though I wrote significant parts of the widget, lots of credit also goes to Danny Baumann for his work on the weather updating service and general code cleanup, the many CyanogenMod community translators for adding all the languages that are included, and other community contributors such as Nicolai Ehemann and Matt Booth for the fixes and additional features they have contributed.
A full list of names can be found here
Community Developer, CyanogenMod User Interface and Experience Team
The opinions expressed here are my own and do not in any way represent an official communication from the CyanogenMod project.
Don't ask me a question until you have read the Android Design Guidelines
Issues can be reported on JIRA
- Please include detailed steps to reproduce and a logcat.
- DO NOT report issues on Nightlies unless specifically instructed by a CM team member to do so.
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