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Meta Widget


Meta is a unique app that can clip web content into dynamic, interactive widgets. Simply browse to a website, pick a column of text, blurb, image or element and enjoy this information right on your home screen!


Please read the NOTE and INSTRUCTIONS below.

Almost any simple element can be parsed out of a website - images, lists of similar articles, feeds or features. Use it for local papers, web comics, site statistics, analytics, account information, forums, threads, inbox status, weather maps, stocks, pics of the day and even Facebook pages!

Any widget created through Meta can be customized and automatically updated, or updated on user interaction.

For best results we also offer a companion app called Widget Maker, which will allow you to create interactive panels with multiple Meta widgets: http://goo.gl/QO8lu

Features

★ Create widgets from almost any website element
★ Parse graphs and images
★ Extract statistics and information from authorized sites
★ Configure widgets (background, alignment, etc.)
★ Automatic updates
★ User defined click actions
★ Lots of other cool stuff

The free version of the app has all features but automatic updates.

INSTRUCTIONS: To get started, add a Meta Widget to your home screen and navigate to the site you want to widgetize. Then, when you get to the page you want, check the box in the lower left corner and tap somewhere on the page. It'll surround that element in an orange box, after which you can move the selection tool around with the arrows at the bottom of the screen. When you find the element you want to put on your home screen, tap the plus sign and go to town configuring text colors, widget alignment, and more to make it look just right.

NOTE: This method of creating widgets will not always work for every site and element. But it should work for many with the proper CSS corrections. There is nothing quite like this on Android, and we know that it may not work perfectly on all devices, so please help us iron out bugs and add new features by writing with reports and suggestions or visiting our XDA Developers thread at http://goo.gl/YgEDk and posting there!

Recent changes:
1.2.2.18

Fixed JS errors
Fixed cookie processing
Fixed minor bugs from user reports

1.2.2.14

Added more configuration options
Fixed bugs from user replies

1.0.2.12

Fixed wrong large image scaling in some cases
Fixed bugs from user replies
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Free
72
3.6
User ratings
327
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
1
File size
1631 kb
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About Meta Widget
Meta is a unique app that can clip web content into dynamic, interactive widgets. Simply browse to a website, pick a column of text, blurb, image or element and enjoy this information right on your home screen!


Please read the NOTE and INSTRUCTIONS below.

Almost any simple element can be parsed out of a website - images, lists of similar articles, feeds or features. Use it for local papers, web comics, site statistics, analytics, account information, forums, threads, inbox status, weather maps, stocks, pics of the day and even Facebook pages!

Any widget created through Meta can be customized and automatically updated, or updated on user interaction.

For best results we also offer a companion app called Widget Maker, which will allow you to create interactive panels with multiple Meta widgets: http://goo.gl/QO8lu

Features

★ Create widgets from almost any website element
★ Parse graphs and images
★ Extract statistics and information from authorized sites
★ Configure widgets (background, alignment, etc.)
★ Automatic updates
★ User defined click actions
★ Lots of other cool stuff

The free version of the app has all features but automatic updates.

INSTRUCTIONS: To get started, add a Meta Widget to your home screen and navigate to the site you want to widgetize. Then, when you get to the page you want, check the box in the lower left corner and tap somewhere on the page. It'll surround that element in an orange box, after which you can move the selection tool around with the arrows at the bottom of the screen. When you find the element you want to put on your home screen, tap the plus sign and go to town configuring text colors, widget alignment, and more to make it look just right.

NOTE: This method of creating widgets will not always work for every site and element. But it should work for many with the proper CSS corrections. There is nothing quite like this on Android, and we know that it may not work perfectly on all devices, so please help us iron out bugs and add new features by writing with reports and suggestions or visiting our XDA Developers thread at http://goo.gl/YgEDk and posting there!

Recent changes:
1.2.2.18

Fixed JS errors
Fixed cookie processing
Fixed minor bugs from user reports

1.2.2.14

Added more configuration options
Fixed bugs from user replies

1.0.2.12

Fixed wrong large image scaling in some cases
Fixed bugs from user replies

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 23, 2014
Spy software? Why do you need the browsing history permission and access to SD card? Send some explanation..
A Google User
Aug 20, 2014
cool widget but not working for the published google sheet html page that i want to use for the widget. it loads the page fine in the widget app, but i cannot select any elements....
A Google User
Jul 23, 2014
Can't open it
A Google User
Jul 21, 2014
Best I have seen so far I am using it to provide weather maps and other flight planning data and it works better than the others I have tried. I would give it 5 stars if the widget size and positioning was less restricted. Instructions could be written a little better for non-tech types who need the utility of the tablet to support other pursuits, however it works well and I would recommend it to others.
A Google User
Jun 18, 2014
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