[APP][4.2+] Chronus: Stylish Clock, Weather, News, Tasks, Stocks and Calendar widgets

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DvTonder

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I found a bug in the Google Calendar API for repeating all-day events where Google mistakenly sets the end time the same as the start time. I implemented a workaround fix for the issue in this release. It justified a full minor version bump!

Version 19.3 - Bug bash
Fixes:
- Repeating all-day events not showing in current day
- TextClock receiver crash
- Battery receiver crash
- Drive Backup and restore crash
- Alarm permissions crash on Android 12
- Extensions Manager crash
 
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DvTonder

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Version 19.3.2 has been released with another fix for Android 5 and 6 crashes.

NOTE: This is the final feature update release for Android 5 and 6. Future releases will support Android 7+ only.
 
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Im using latest stable Chronus wiht Flex (pixel) on a Pixel 3a with Android 12, but it doesnt show reminders, is this a bug? When I open the Google calendar the reminder which is today all day long is there, but not in Flex.
 

Thebear j koss

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Im using latest stable Chronus wiht Flex (pixel) on a Pixel 3a with Android 12, but it doesnt show reminders, is this a bug? When I open the Google calendar the reminder which is today all day long is there, but not in Flex.
May be missing permissions to gain access to calendar. Check system settings--->apps--->chronus and see all permissions.
 

bad1080

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would it be possible to get a newer font for the clock widget? the last one is from android 8 and it looks rather out of date on 12.

or is there a way to get this to work i'm not aware of? i'd even be willing to buy an icon pack or equivalent to get this feature.
 
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DvTonder

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It appears that the June 6 update of the Google app broke the Now Weather Tap action in Chronus. It works fine with the version prior to that. I am investigating but, if Google changed or broke something inside their app, there isn't much I can do about it.

For now I have un-installed the June 6th update and set the Google app to not auto update on my devices.
 

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@DvTonder

I have a solution for this problem, select under Activities > Google> com.google.android.apps.search.weather.WeatherExportedActivity. And it works again.
 

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VladFrey

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Dear Developer, please fix the stock weather icon for haze weather condition. It's showing the sun even during the night hours. Please add haze weather icon for night hours too.
 

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Somehow, the last version doesn't show birthdays in the calendar part of the Flex widget. The 'birthdays' calendar is selected and 'hide all day events' is off... (?) Help!
 

Thebear j koss

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How can I change the date format showed to DD/MM/YYYY ?
Why new Android version dont show the year in the date...
Are you talking about widgets? Android itself never showed year unless enabled by a mod or a custom ROM. I presume it is because it takes up space and most people don't need to be reminded what year it is. It doesn't change for 365 days, android shows things that change regularly like time, notifications, data, wifi, Bluetooth, etc. Some apps let you choose how date is displayed in app and widgets, but a lot of them now emulate widgets on popular devices, platform, or stock Google staying as close to stock as possible but with adding some more useful options that aren't in stock widgets
 

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Are you talking about widgets? Android itself never showed year unless enabled by a mod or a custom ROM. I presume it is because it takes up space and most people don't need to be reminded what year it is. It doesn't change for 365 days, android shows things that change regularly like time, notifications, data, wifi, Bluetooth, etc. Some apps let you choose how date is displayed in app and widgets, but a lot of them now emulate widgets on popular devices, platform, or stock Google staying as close to stock as possible but with adding some more useful options that aren't in stock widgets
Thanks for the clarification, having mainly used Android 4-6 I thought the year was also displayed but maybe it was only in the Samsung widget and in custom ROM.
However, it is possible to show the year with this widget? Isn't it just a unixtimestamp parse?
 

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    [APP][5.0+] Chronus: Stylish Clock, Weather, News, Tasks, Stocks and Calendar widgets

    Welcome to Chronus, a set of flexible and stylish Clock, Weather, News, Tasks, Stocks and Calendar widgets for your Home and Lock** screen.

    All Chronus widgets share the same highly optimized back-end services, making it the perfect, single replacement for many of the other stand-alone widgets on your device. This ensures your system will use less CPU, data and battery while still providing you with rich information.

    Features (All versions):
    • Fully functional Flex, Flex (Analog), Clock+, Clock+ (Dash), Dash, Pixel+, Pixel2+, News, Tasks and Weather Widgets
    • Highly customizable look and feel of almost all components
    • Weather panel with Yahoo!, OpenWeatherMap, Weather Underground (PWS) and MET Norway weather providers
    • Weather, Calendar and Tasks notifications
    • News Feed panel with built-in RSS sources and "Read it later" using Pocket
    • Tasks widget supports Google Tasks
    • Calendar panel showing a scrollable list of upcoming events
    • Highlight upcoming calendar events with custom colors and font bolding
    • Backup and restore widget settings
    • Add any two (2) DashClock Extensions in the Flex and 'Dash' widgets
    • Built-in Gmail, Missed Calls, Calendar and Text Messages extensions
    • Android Wear support and a basic Chronus Wear watchface
    • Can be used as a weather provider for CyanogenMod, LineageOS and derived ROMs

    Pro Features (In-app purchase):
    • Additional Widgets (Forecast, Calendar, Clock+ (Forecast), Fitness and Stocks)
    • Additional News providers (Feedly, Twitter, Reddit)
    • Additional Tasks providers (Microsoft Exchange, Evernote and Todoist)
    • Many more alignment, style, color and layout options for all widgets
    • Set custom Tap actions to launch apps or activities
    • Stock Alerts
    • Daydream screensaver
    • Unlimited DashClock Extensions
    • Full Chronus Wear watchface with Google Fit counters and weather forecast

    Please note:
    1) Details on the Permissions we use are available at https://rebrand.ly/privacy-74d8e
    2) You can choose to use one or all of the features, those not used are completely disabled and use no system resources
    3) **Lock screen widgets are only supported on Android 4.x and with 3rd party lock screen apps on Android 5+

    <b>Credits:</b>
    While Danny Baumann, Jorge Ruesga and I wrote most of the widget, credit also goes to the many translators as well as other contributors such as Nicolai Ehemann and Matt Booth for the languages and features they have contributed.

    Available via the Play store
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    Release history:

    A video overview of the latest features is available at: http://goo.gl/S4Ue1q

    Version 19.3 - Bug bash
    Fixes:
    - Repeating all-day events not showing in current day
    - TextClock receiver crash
    - Battery receiver crash
    - Drive Backup and restore crash
    - Alarm permissions crash on Android 12
    - Extensions Manager crash

    Version 19.2.x
    - Remove Climacell Weather
    - Remove Fit support
    - Updated translations and libraries

    Fixes:
    - Weather: Allow 'approximate' location on Android 12+
    - Widgets: Resizing on Android 12
    - Weather.com not working
    - Minor fixes and updates

    Version 19.1 - Android 12 (Part 2)
    Recent API restrictions by Google to foreground location access, requires us to switch back to using background location for geolocated weather updates.

    All users with geolocated weather enabled will be prompted to turn on the "Allow all the time" location permission or switch to using a custom location.

    Version 19.0 - Android 12
    - Add support for Android 12 (S)
    - Add Battery details extension
    - Updated libraries and APIs

    Fixes:
    - Play store reported crashes

    Version 18.6.x
    - Calendar: Use 'pipe' character as separator
    - Updated libraries and APIs

    Fixes:
    - Weather: Location not updating until manual refresh
    - Pixel2+: Duplicate date when changing clock style
    - Clock: June patch detection

    Version 18.5.x - Damn you Google!
    Google broke/removed custom font support for widgets with the June security patch! This version of Chronus removes the now broken custom clock font for devices running this patch.

    See: https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/190444596 for details

    Version 18.4.x
    - Weather: Updated MET.no API
    - Weather: Updated geolocation detection
    - Calendar tasks: add a Task
    - Calendar: Open calendar on title tap
    - Tasks: updated Task list handling
    - Updated translations and libraries

    Fixes:
    - GeoName caching
    - Rare Play reported crashes

    Version 18.3.x - Weather
    - Add WeatherAPI.com weather provider
    - Add Visual Crossing weather provider (https://www.visualcrossing.com/weather-api)
    - Add Tomorrow.io weather provider
    - Add 'Do nothing' weather Tap action
    - Remove Yahoo! Weather

    Fixes:
    - OpenWeatherMap key validation
    - Startup crash

    Version 18.2.x
    - Clocks: Updated style handling
    - Calendar: highlight overdue tasks
    - Backup: New UX available on O+
    - Performance improvements

    Fixes:
    - Fitness widget fill color
    - Incorrect stock currency
    - More "Error loading widget" fixes
    - Clock format in Danish, Korean and Bulgarian
    - Clocks: Re-add 'stronger' bold for some styles
    - Rare Play reported crashes

    Version 18.1
    - Tasks integration for calendar
    - Updated Yahoo finance symbol search
    - Updated external News viewing UX
    - Updated world clock implementation
    - Updated libraries

    Fixes:
    - Editing stocks widget name
    - OpenWeatherMap precipitation display
    - Losing Pro in rare cases
    - "Error loading widget" fixes
    - Search button visibility

    Version 18.0.x - Android R
    - New 'Backup and restore' implementation
    - Remove 'Feels-like' + and - indicators
    - Allow free/busy restricted calendars
    - Performance enhancements
    - Updated libraries and APIs

    Fixes:
    - Play store reported crashes
    - Help content visibility
    - Better 'Unknown' GeoName handling
    - DatePicker localization
    - Restoring backups on R
    - Missing extension icons on R

    Version 17.7.x
    - Use new MET Norway API
    - Performance enhancements
    - Updated libraries

    Fixes:
    - Play store reported crashes

    Version 17.6.x
    - Revert the capitalization fix of RU dates
    - Update 'Share' button API in news reader
    - Updated translations and libraries

    Fixes:
    - Detect html in calendar description
    - Status bar temperature text size
    - General fixes and improvements

    Version 17.4.x and 17.5.x - Location, location, location!
    New features:
    - Remove background location access (2nd attempt)
    - Updated libraries

    Version 17.3.x
    New features:
    - Option to turn off invalid alarm detection
    - Use latest Google Billing library

    Version 17.2.x
    New features:
    - Add a calculated 'Feels like' temperature
    - Use new MaterialDatePicker in Tasks
    - Allow smaller Clock+ (Forecast), Forecast and News (May look ugly!)
    - Wear: hardware accelerated watchface
    - Updated Translations and libraries

    Fixes:
    - Add PostePay to invalid alarm creators
    - Re-enable fallback alarm clock detection
    - Tasks sync due date timezone
    - Highlighting current day's tasks
    - Weather notification updating if no widgets
    - Play store reported crashes

    Version 17.1.x - More weather providers
    New features:
    - Weatherbit.io provider
    - WeatherStack provider (no forecasts)
    - Weather.com provider (Pro users, testing only!)
    - Wunderground provider (Pro users, testing only!)
    - Switch to WorkManager for background updating
    - Increase max stock symbols from 30 to 50
    - Updated Translations and libraries
    - Now 100% Kotlin

    Fixes:
    - Ignore invalid alarms (e.g. Bizcal and Tasker)
    - Restoring encrypted backups

    Version 17.0.x - Climacell*
    New features:
    - Climacell weather provider
    - OpenWeather Onecall API
    - Updated Translations and libraries

    Fixes:
    - Performance optimizations
    - Reduced Geolocation lookups

    *Climacell weather information is available globally, with high-resolution data available for Japan, Western Europe, India, and the US. Forecast data does not seem to be very accurate though.

    Version 16.1.x
    New features:
    - Improved stocks notification icons
    - Updated Google and 3rd party libraries

    Fixes:
    - MET.no sometimes failing
    - Todoist task date handling
    - Accuweather custom location lookup

    Version 16.0
    New features:
    - Updated Translations and libraries


    Older version details available on request
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    Huh? Wut? Freedom of wut?

    Me waits for..... it's comin..... wait fer it....

    Heeeeeeeeeeere's JOHNNY!

    :cyclops:

    I use my freedom of speech if you do not like my opinions, sorry, did not know who has purchased an application can not criticize it in this forum.

    Oh boy! Congratulations! You guys woke up the ghost of Christmas past...

    So as to not completely derail this thread I will make one comment regarding Mr. First Amendment's here....

    We are not the United States Government. We are the internet. We are a privately owned forum. This is not Trafalgar Square in London where you can stand on a bench and utter BS regarding your discontent with local government.

    What Pons said earlier should have been the end of it (especially considering he is a moderator who, despite this not being his duty, decided to go out of his way to kindly explain to you the fact that you paid money for a product which does not guarantee you anything). However, considering that you did pay money (regardless of the amount), that constitutes a transaction between you and the dev (read: between YOU and HIM... not everyone else in this thread/forum/universe).

    If you feel that you have a right to publicly complain (not provide feedback, but flat out complain), then you have come to the wrong neighborhood. This is not a customer service center for people to come in and complain. This is a place where people provide feedback, logs, and CONSTRUCTIVE criticism so that the dev(s) can, ultimately, provide you with a better product for you to enjoy. This goes back to the core ethos of xda-developers, which is to share knowledge... by sharing bugs, you are sharing your knowledge about faults in the coder's product, thus, allowing him/her to improve and fix things. By complaining the way you did, you are effectively providing 0 knowledge and basically deterring the dev's time to try and figure out why or what you are upset about, effectively taking away from coding time.

    If you are going to post in this forum, I suggest that

    a. You leave your entitled attitude at the door;
    b. Be ready to provide REAL feedback;
    c. You understand that XDA-Developers is a DEVELOPERS and HACKERS forum and not a democracy. Opening an account gives you the PRIVILEGE to post. Posting is NOT A RIGHT.
    d. You understand that we are not the BBB, Angie's List, or a feedback site where you get to complain about someone's service or product. If you are unhappy about something that you purchased, I suggest you utilize other means to vent your frustrations other than by abusing your posting privileges.

    I hope my message is clear...
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    It's back ...

    Say hello to Chronus, the 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 do I get it?
    Its simple, just install it from the Play store
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    v2.2.2 is now available via post 2
    - Use new Yahoo placefinder API URL
    - Updated translations