Dashboard Cast

Dashboard Cast


Dashboard Cast is a personalized homescreen for Chromecast. Create and organise widgets to your liking and display them on your TV.

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Widgets available :
- Clock and date widget
- Weather widget : choose a location to get weather information for.
- RSS widget : enter an RSS feed URL and display it on Chromecast
- Calendar widget : read your phone's calendar and display it in agenda or monthly format
- Stock widget : select from a list of stock quotes

Upcoming widgets and features :
- Daily and weekly calendar views
- Audio widget
- Device notifications widget
- Choose your own backgrounds to display behind your widgets
- Start application and Chromecast on a schedule (alarm clock)
- Traffic or weather map widget
- Better widget position, options and size control
- Additional interaction with widgets on Chromecast from your device
- Want to suggest features to add to Dashboard Cast? Send an email to : [email protected]

More widgets and more personalization options coming in future versions.

Dashboard Cast widgets are still considered experimental. If there are any problems or issues, send an email to [email protected]

If you wish to help translate the app, send an email to [email protected] with the language you wish to translate into.

Permissions :
- Read phone state : Needed to display advertisement.
- Approximate location : the weather widget has an option to use your current location to get weather data. The permission is needed to access the city you are in to display proper weather data.
- Read calendar events : the calendar widget needs this permission to send your upcoming events to Chromecast. If you do not have a calendar widget set up, the application does not look at your calendar data.
- Google Play billing service : necessary to make in-app donations to remove ads.
- Prevent phone from sleeping : if the phone sleeps while connected to the Chromecast, the connection is interupted. Therefore the application needs to prevent the CPU from going to sleep in order to keep the connection open.

Recent changes:
- Added option in settings to automatically cast to last connected device
- Improved weather display on cast device
- Improved connection consistency
- Minor bug fixes
- Code optimization
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Free
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3.6
User ratings
404
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
1
File size
2741 kb
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About Dashboard Cast
Dashboard Cast is a personalized homescreen for Chromecast. Create and organise widgets to your liking and display them on your TV.

---- Make a donation from the app to help support the development of Dashboard Cast ----

Widgets available :
- Clock and date widget
- Weather widget : choose a location to get weather information for.
- RSS widget : enter an RSS feed URL and display it on Chromecast
- Calendar widget : read your phone's calendar and display it in agenda or monthly format
- Stock widget : select from a list of stock quotes

Upcoming widgets and features :
- Daily and weekly calendar views
- Audio widget
- Device notifications widget
- Choose your own backgrounds to display behind your widgets
- Start application and Chromecast on a schedule (alarm clock)
- Traffic or weather map widget
- Better widget position, options and size control
- Additional interaction with widgets on Chromecast from your device
- Want to suggest features to add to Dashboard Cast? Send an email to : [email protected]

More widgets and more personalization options coming in future versions.

Dashboard Cast widgets are still considered experimental. If there are any problems or issues, send an email to [email protected]

If you wish to help translate the app, send an email to [email protected] with the language you wish to translate into.

Permissions :
- Read phone state : Needed to display advertisement.
- Approximate location : the weather widget has an option to use your current location to get weather data. The permission is needed to access the city you are in to display proper weather data.
- Read calendar events : the calendar widget needs this permission to send your upcoming events to Chromecast. If you do not have a calendar widget set up, the application does not look at your calendar data.
- Google Play billing service : necessary to make in-app donations to remove ads.
- Prevent phone from sleeping : if the phone sleeps while connected to the Chromecast, the connection is interupted. Therefore the application needs to prevent the CPU from going to sleep in order to keep the connection open.

Recent changes:
- Added option in settings to automatically cast to last connected device
- Improved weather display on cast device
- Improved connection consistency
- Minor bug fixes
- Code optimization
User reviews of Dashboard Cast
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Dec 17, 2014
Easier than figureing out autocast to those that complain there are not enough widgets... stop
A Google User
Dec 13, 2014
Awesome This app has the beginnings of something really useful. Onscreen widgets need some post-processing, especially in RSS. I'll be following this one carefully.
A Google User
Dec 7, 2014
Great concept, needs improvement More types of widgets would be cool, try an in-app suggestion thing for widgets? Also, when changing the layout of the colomn, I have to re-start the casting, refresh simply won't work. Custom wallpapers would also be nice. Google+ or direct links should work fine ^^
A Google User
Dec 3, 2014
Nice concept but No clear way to reorder widgets on screen. I have clock, calendar, and weather and instead of going to a second column, it extends off screen staying in one column.
A Google User
Nov 26, 2014
Great concept! The idea is right and the functions it has work well. It needs more widgets and customizations.