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. This app requires a Chromecast or a Cast enabled device to work.

---- This app is developed on my free time, I do what I can to make this app work and bring new features. To help support the development of Dashboard Cast, you can make a donation from the app ----

You can now create alarms to automatically trigger casting of your dashboard to your TV.

Widgets available :
- Clock and date
- Weather: get current and future weather forecasts
- RSS: view RSS or ATOM feeds on your TV
- Calendar: read your phone's calendar and display it on your TV
- Stock: select from a list of stock quotes
- Audio(beta): play audio streams. Enter a url to an audio file or stream or playlist and listen to it on your chromecast. Supported audio file and playlist formats : mpeg (mp3, mp4, etc), .ogg, .pls, .xpsf, .m3u.
- Map: Weather layer or traffic map with directions information

More widgets and more personalization options coming in future versions.
Upcoming widgets and features :
- Choose your own backgrounds to display behind your widgets
- Picture carousel widget
- Integration with other audio services (podcasts, Google Music and others)
- Device notifications 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? Select the contact option in the app or send an email to [email protected]

Some Dashboard Cast widgets are still considered experimental. If there are any problems or issues, use the in-app contact button or 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 interrupted. Therefore the application needs to prevent the CPU from going to sleep in order to keep the connection open.
- Receive device boot completed : needed to schedule alarms when the device is powered on.
- Access and change wifi state : allows Dashboard Cast to automatically turn on wifi without going into the device settings.

Recent changes:
- You can now create alarms to trigger Dashboard Cast to automatically cast to your TV
- Weekly calendar view
- Added French and German translations
- Improved RSS parsing, now compatible with all ATOM feeds
- Fixed lots of bugs
- Small visual tweaks
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Free
74
3.7
User ratings
984
Installs
50,000+
Concerns
1
File size
4960 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. This app requires a Chromecast or a Cast enabled device to work.

---- This app is developed on my free time, I do what I can to make this app work and bring new features. To help support the development of Dashboard Cast, you can make a donation from the app ----

You can now create alarms to automatically trigger casting of your dashboard to your TV.

Widgets available :
- Clock and date
- Weather: get current and future weather forecasts
- RSS: view RSS or ATOM feeds on your TV
- Calendar: read your phone's calendar and display it on your TV
- Stock: select from a list of stock quotes
- Audio(beta): play audio streams. Enter a url to an audio file or stream or playlist and listen to it on your chromecast. Supported audio file and playlist formats : mpeg (mp3, mp4, etc), .ogg, .pls, .xpsf, .m3u.
- Map: Weather layer or traffic map with directions information

More widgets and more personalization options coming in future versions.
Upcoming widgets and features :
- Choose your own backgrounds to display behind your widgets
- Picture carousel widget
- Integration with other audio services (podcasts, Google Music and others)
- Device notifications 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? Select the contact option in the app or send an email to [email protected]

Some Dashboard Cast widgets are still considered experimental. If there are any problems or issues, use the in-app contact button or 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 interrupted. Therefore the application needs to prevent the CPU from going to sleep in order to keep the connection open.
- Receive device boot completed : needed to schedule alarms when the device is powered on.
- Access and change wifi state : allows Dashboard Cast to automatically turn on wifi without going into the device settings.

Recent changes:
- You can now create alarms to trigger Dashboard Cast to automatically cast to your TV
- Weekly calendar view
- Added French and German translations
- Improved RSS parsing, now compatible with all ATOM feeds
- Fixed lots of bugs
- Small visual tweaks
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 27, 2015
This is absolutely brilliant! The ONLY draw back is that I currently can't use it on my Nexus Player natively... Please, if it wouldn't take too much coding, can you make this able to be loaded on the Nexus Player without casting it from my Nexus 5? Cheers!
A Google User
Aug 26, 2015
Love it but Can you make the tiles shuffle around to save my screen from being burned or something
A Google User
Aug 21, 2015
Overall pretty good Only issue I'm having is the map widget not functioning properly. Other than that it works and looks great.
A Google User
Aug 19, 2015
nice idea... but still buggy and limited in terms of customization
A Google User
Aug 19, 2015
Good start, needs work Has a lot of potential. Needs better UI to control how things appear on screen. Frequent troubles getting maps to appear correctly. Needs ability to customize, i.e. background, and custom widgets like a slide show, YouTube playlist, or webpages would be great. UPDATE: several more bugs found, including: App connected to Chromecast on launch despite setting being unchecked. Stock feed crashes. Alarms do not repeat per settings.