Android :: Launcher Pro And Beautiful Widget (Home) Animated Forecast
Jun 10, 2010
I have an Eris and running 2.1 (not rooted) Just started using Launcher Pro. One problem to resolve. I installed Beautiful Widgets - Home as I thought it acted the same as it does on HTC Sense. The location is good, the time is good but when I touch the weather part of the widget, it stays static. I expected to get to see the "forecast" for the next few days.
Also I expected it to be somewhat animated when it is invoked (fog, rain drops, sun throbbing, windshield wipers) as that's the way it is on HTC. I thinks some of you are using this app here on LP. Can you tell me what settings to use to get these features (animated weather and weather forecast) to work? Do I have to download and use a skin other than the default one? If this is a Beautiful Widgets developer question. Does someone have the developer's email as it's not provided in the site (in France I believe).
I'm just starting to get the hang of Sweeter Home Preview 2. And as many of you already know, some widgets (like Beautiful Home) won't update consistantly. I'm going to email the dev my finding so hopefully he can rectify this issue. But in the meantime, you can try this fix/work-around. My Beautiful Home widget has been keeping the correct time for almost 12 hours now ... through many edits, screen changes, and reboots. That was not the case just yesterday. What I finally did was experiment with the "Layer Level" parameter of everything on the screen. What I found was that if the Beautiful Home widget was on the highest level (10), that it will update with no problems. In fact, I have no other Layer Level 10 items on the screen where I'm using that widget.
This would apply to any widget. It just so happens that on most screens (all but my home screen) I have the "Beautify Smaller Home" or whatever its called at the very top. I like easily seeing the time from each screen. And I think it looks nice. Beautiful might be a stretch... but I understand the marketing.But the hypothetical question still applies. If I had the "music" widget or the "messaging" widget on EVERY page. Would that widget use more battery than just one instance? In other words, does EACH INSTANCE of the widget poll for data? Or does the process just poll for data and then each widget just repaints itself on its respective screen as appropriate? I need to know! I'm wondering if I disable "beautiful home" from all but one screens if my battery life will improve.What do you think? Are there any hard-core techies out there that can help me figure it out?
Animated Weather for Android - Weather forecast application. The exquisitely realistic video effects of cloudiness, rain and snow provide the vivid sensation of current or future weather conditions for more than 50000 locations over the world.
Does anyone know who supplies the pre-installed weather app on the Home page of the Desire HD? I have found that it is not very accurate; my friend's app on his iphone (Yahoo, I believe) is better. Can you change the standard one on the HD? Also the standard app does not support many towns in the UK.
One thing that's bothering me about SH... I don't use Beautiful Home anymore. In fact, I've removed all beautiful widgets from all my home screens and home screen replacement apps. Yet for some reason I get the weather thing in my status bar as if I had Beautiful Home running. Which means it's somehow being run without being told to. And it only does this with Sweeter Home.
I LOVE the animated weather widget that is on the HD2, Hero and Evo.I switched to the Nexus One because it fitted my needs better than the others did.Am I missing it or does the Nexus One not have the animated weather widget?I didnt think that not having an animated weather widget would be a big deal, but I am really missing it.
Considering buying Beautiful Widgets, just for the clock (the small clock here on the right But I don't want to buy it, if you can't use the clock without the weather-part. Beautiful Widgets has been downloaded so many times, one of you must have it and be able to answer my question Alternatively, is there another clock only widget, that uses the same font?
Curious...does the weather on the home screen animate the same way as the HD2? I've always liked that on the HD2 but not seen it operating on the Evo.For those not sure what I'm talking about, see the HD2 vs Evo comparison at 6:57 of this video review.
im running beautiful widgets home and the weather channel widget which displays the temp in the notification bar.same location, same zip different temperatures by 5 degrees.I have both widgets ignored on my task killer
I love the look of the Fancy Widget over the Beautiful Widgets. However I was playing around with the features of BW and I like the unlock animation. Well... I set up BW to have that and then I deleted it and added Fancy Widget and I still get the unlock animations. Worked even after a reboot.
My wife's Incredible is coming in tomorrow and she said she saw a video with an Incredible that included an animated weather widget. I didn't ask whether it also had the clock.Is this one that comes with Sense or is it one I should download for her somewhere? Is there more than one of these out there?I have a Droid and I see that Beautiful has a nice weather widget, but I can't tell if it is animated.
Is anyone else having a problem with Beautiful Widgets smaller home weather after the last update? I noticed on my wife's ally, when you'd go to landscape, the widget does not fill the screen end to end like it used to. It cuts off about 1/2" from each side of the screen. I have an ally also and mine goes end to end. I'm still using an older version of Beautiful Widgets though. I reverted hers back to an older version and it works like mine, going end to end, as it should. I see in the release notes on the newest release that they 'fixed' a landscape bug on smaller home weather, but it seems their fix made it not work correctly on the ally. I can't seem to find any way to contact them about this.
To elaborate on my already long post, I'm using launcher pro plus, and when I highlight the widget to resize, the highlighted box DOES go end to end. The widget does not. WTF? Is it a skin issue maybe? Something is weird.
I have what i think is a problem with beautiful widgets and maybe plane mode.I noticed that when i would use the widget to turn oj plane mode at work, my awake time and up time were exactly the same.After i uninstalled BW, ky awake time and up time were hours apart.Installed BW again and as soon as I would use any of the widgets, sameproblem, whether it is WiFi, vibrate, or plane widget.
I LOVE the beautiful weather widget and the corresponding live wallpaper. My only question is if anyone knows if it does wetaher alerts like the weather channel widget does. I love TWC widget as it has awesome wetaher alert capability along with an easily accessible radar map that's fullly interactive - anything similar on beautiful weather?
I saw Live Home today in the market. It looks exactly like ADW Launcher, but allows use of icon packs and adds a few more feature which I don't use (cube transitions between home screens for example). But Live Home allows icon packs ... which is big. Anyone have an opinion about this? ADW seems very stable. And I don't want to use Live Home if he is ripping off ADW (he did say it is based on ADW thought)
I have a some strange issue. I would like to get the package name of the current home screen. lets say we have two home screens : 1. default android home theme 2. 3rd party home theme. Assume both are installed and current home theme is 3rd party home theme. Now I would like to get the package package name of the current home theme (3rd party). Is there any api which can give the current home screen package name? I can get the package name in ddms. But I want it pro grammatically.
I don't have the accurate terminology and maybe that's a part of my question. In the android home screen, we have the ability to slide the screen left and right and display multiple pages. Each of these pages has a different set of icons. in the mac world these would be called "spaces". What is it called in the android world. More importantly is there a standard control that can be used to achieve this effect ?