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By Humpie, Senior Member on 15th May 2019, 02:12 PM
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Hi XDA!
I'm Jolan, the developer of Magical Location Clock (MLC - mlc.jolanrensen.nl), an app I've been working on for about a year now.
If you know Tasker you might know me from my ADB Shell and Hotword Plugins, or maybe my Widget Screensaver app (all can be found at my signature).
I think it's time to release MLC as a beta as of now!

What is MLC?

MLC is a widget for your homescreen that allows you to see easily and stylishly where your family or friends are, just like the Weasley clock from Harry Potter! The widgets are themed and the themes can be chosen from the default themes or from user themes that can be shared directly or published to themes.mlc.jolanrensen.nl.
More information about the app can be found at the website mlc.jolanrensen.nl, or at the Play Store description which I attached below.
The app is free to use, but if you want access to the huge theme editor, have more than one group at a time or be able to add people to a group using an API, you will need the full version that can be unlocked using a one-time in-app purchase.

Let's add some more screenshots:



To try it out, download the beta using the Google Play Store or XDA Labs.

Let me know what you think! For questions, just leave them below or email me at [email protected]. Please report any bugs, battery drain, tips etc. you find as I can then improve the app for everyone!



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[Widget] Magical Location Clock (MLC)

The best addition to your home screen for the whole family!

With Magical Location Clock you can easily and in style see where your friends or the members of your family are. Using fully animated widgets you too can get that magical feeling when your loved once get home safely or at work.

Free and full version:
• Create or join a group
• Add as many locations as you like
• Let your friends or family join!
• Add as many widgets as you like
• The widgets animate when someone changes location or when tapped
• Choose from the default themes or from user created themes (as shared or from https://themes.mlc.jolanrensen.nl)
• When creating a group, exact locations of people on the map can be turned off for better privacy
• No ads at the moment!
• Android Q ready

Full version only:
• Have more than one group at a time
• Create and share your own themes using the extensive theme editor where you can customize:
- The background
- The location text (colors, size, custom font etc)
- The people- and group-picture size, frames (colors, size, custom SVGs)
- The hands (colors, size, custom SVGs)
- The shadows
• Add people to a group using an API (aka people with a GPS logging app on an iPhone or other device)
• Support the dev :)

I've been working on this app by myself since May 2018 while studying at university. It's been hundreds if not thousands of hours of work and I've learned an immense amount in the process. There probably still are bugs in the app and things that can be improved, so please do not hesitate to tell me what you think!

This app works well with Widget Screensaver made by myself. With it you can display the clocks in a screensaver!
It also works with Wearable Widgets. Using this app you can display a clock on your smartwatch too!
XDA:DevDB Information
(beta) [Widget] Magical Location Clock (MLC), App for all devices (see above for details)

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Humpie

Version Information
Status: Beta
Current Beta Version: 0.101
Beta Release Date: 2019-07-19

Created 2019-05-15
Last Updated 2019-07-19
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16th May 2019, 01:36 PM |#2  
So I've already gathered a handful of testers, thank you for that!
Please make sure to also sign up your family members or friends as the app is not that fun (aside from creating themes) by yourself!
I also still have some promo codes left, so don't hesitate to ask
3rd July 2019, 04:28 PM |#3  
Hi everyone, I'm now opening up the beta of Magical Location Clock!
Thanks to everyone that tested. Please tell your friends and family about it and design some pretty themes .
I'll release it on XDA Labs as well, as soon as this signature error is solved.
12th July 2019, 03:38 AM |#4  
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I think you shouldn't extend the app edge to edge for devices on Pie and below

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13th July 2019, 04:00 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by jnss98b

I think you shouldn't extend the app edge to edge for devices on Pie and below

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Thanks for showing me the screenshot. I thought I fixed it not too long ago, but apparently I missed something!
The next version (0.99) will have a fix This error should only happen in the Welcome activity btw. Does the rest of the app work fine?

Update:
0.98
Fixing some reported crashes
Updated some dependencies

before
Small layout changes
Changes to side menu
View and unpublish published themes
Repositioning location performance improvements
New group cards
Better location sheet
Double tap on widget opens group
Reducing internet usage on the background by caching more
New color pattern editor
Finished re-theming all text input fields, menus and dialogs
13th July 2019, 06:17 PM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Humpie

Thanks for showing me the screenshot. I thought I fixed it not too long ago, but apparently I missed something!
The next version (0.99) will have a fix This error should only happen in the Welcome activity btw. Does the rest of the app work fine?

Update:
0.98
Fixing some reported crashes
Updated some dependencies

before
Small layout changes
Changes to side menu
View and unpublish published themes
Repositioning location performance improvements
New group cards
Better location sheet
Double tap on widget opens group
Reducing internet usage on the background by caching more
New color pattern editor
Finished re-theming all text input fields, menus and dialogs


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13th July 2019, 10:40 PM |#7  
Thank you! The welcome screen and the arrows in the groups screen (as well as in the people screen) are now fixed!
If you find anything else, please let me know!
13th July 2019, 10:45 PM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Humpie

Thank you! The welcome screen and the arrows in the groups screen (as well as in the people screen) are now fixed!
If you find anything else, please let me know!

Of course! It's great seeing active responses from you

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14th July 2019, 07:09 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by Humpie

Thank you! The welcome screen and the arrows in the groups screen (as well as in the people screen) are now fixed!
If you find anything else, please let me know!

Now could you also make the navbar transparent like what you did with widget screensaver? I know it'd take a bit more time because there are more color variations behind the nav buttons but I think it would be a great aesthetic improvement over the current tinted navbar.

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15th July 2019, 12:44 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by jnss98b

Now could you also make the navbar transparent like what you did with widget screensaver? I know it'd take a bit more time because there are more color variations behind the nav buttons but I think it would be a great aesthetic improvement over the current tinted navbar.

It's on my to-do list! And I agree it looks better, which is of course one of the things I strive towards with my apps
17th July 2019, 02:38 PM |#11  
0.100
New edge to edge navbar for Oreo+ as requested by @jnss98b
Bugfixes

before
View and unpublish published themes
Repositioning location performance improvements
New group cards
Better location sheet
Double tap on widget opens group
Reducing internet usage on the background by caching more
New color pattern editor
Finished re-theming all text input fields, menus and dialogs
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