Ultimate custom widget (UCCW)

Ultimate custom widget (UCCW)


One of Android’s greatest strength is customisation. UCCW takes this idea further to let you customise widgets on homescreen. Even without rooting your device or installing a custom ROM or installing a special launcher, you can do some incredible things to shape your phone to be just the way you want it. UCCW, or Ultimate Custom Widget, is a widget that lets you place custom clocks, battery meters, weather info, and just about anything else right on your homescreen. There is a sheer number of skins available on Google Play and shared in various forums, and more skins are being added all the time.

Customization is often a difficult process, but not with UCCW. Just install a skin, and tell UCCW to show it or make your own skin.

UCCW offers a WYSIWYG (What-you-see-is-what-you-get) editor allowing to customise layout, fonts, images, shapes, etc.

Features:

Widget objects - text, shapes, images, weather, graphic (progress), analog clock etc.
Text objects - calendar, weather, battery info, missed calls, sms, gmail, location, next calendar event, tasker variables
Graphical objects - barcode, bar, pie
Special objects - Week bar, Series clock
Text mapping to override text values
Hotspots (actionable areas on widget)
Share skins with one press
Ability to customize objects for size, color, tranparency, fonts etc.


Issues:

Widget not updating
1. UCCW may be killed by task killers. So exclude UCCW in task killers.
2. Could be a launcher app issue; Try a different launcher.

Getting force closes
1. Uninstall UCCW and install again.
2. Check if Force closes are occuring with a particular skin; discard that skin.
3. Send a logcat if force closes continue.

Skins do not show
1. Google play skins may not appear for some custom roms or if screen density is changed.


Join the UCCW beta program here: http://uccw.vasudevsoftwares.com/uccw-beta-version/

App Permissions explained:

Your messages - to show unread message count
Storage - for saving skins
Your location - to show location
Network communication - for weather and ads
Phone calls - to show missed calls number
Your social information - for direct dial hotspot
Your personal information - to show next calendar event
Your accounts - for Gmail unread mails count

Recent changes:
Version 3.3.1
Crash on setting hostspots removed

Version 3.3.0
Weather sync frequency changed to cater to api requirements
Some bugs removed

Version 3.2.5
Image not assigning bug fixed

Version 3.2.4
Crash on adding hotspots removed

Version 3.2.3

Available Widget sizes can be disabled in settings
Editor has save As option for skin
Editor can be used in landscape orientation
Editor - objects and hotspots list shown with context buttons
Added Turkish translation
Some bugs removed
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Free
77
3.9
User ratings
41558
Installs
1,000,000+
Concerns
5
File size
6223 kb
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About Ultimate custom widget (UCCW)
One of Android’s greatest strength is customisation. UCCW takes this idea further to let you customise widgets on homescreen. Even without rooting your device or installing a custom ROM or installing a special launcher, you can do some incredible things to shape your phone to be just the way you want it. UCCW, or Ultimate Custom Widget, is a widget that lets you place custom clocks, battery meters, weather info, and just about anything else right on your homescreen. There is a sheer number of skins available on Google Play and shared in various forums, and more skins are being added all the time.

Customization is often a difficult process, but not with UCCW. Just install a skin, and tell UCCW to show it or make your own skin.

UCCW offers a WYSIWYG (What-you-see-is-what-you-get) editor allowing to customise layout, fonts, images, shapes, etc.

Features:

Widget objects - text, shapes, images, weather, graphic (progress), analog clock etc.
Text objects - calendar, weather, battery info, missed calls, sms, gmail, location, next calendar event, tasker variables
Graphical objects - barcode, bar, pie
Special objects - Week bar, Series clock
Text mapping to override text values
Hotspots (actionable areas on widget)
Share skins with one press
Ability to customize objects for size, color, tranparency, fonts etc.


Issues:

Widget not updating
1. UCCW may be killed by task killers. So exclude UCCW in task killers.
2. Could be a launcher app issue; Try a different launcher.

Getting force closes
1. Uninstall UCCW and install again.
2. Check if Force closes are occuring with a particular skin; discard that skin.
3. Send a logcat if force closes continue.

Skins do not show
1. Google play skins may not appear for some custom roms or if screen density is changed.


Join the UCCW beta program here: http://uccw.vasudevsoftwares.com/uccw-beta-version/

App Permissions explained:

Your messages - to show unread message count
Storage - for saving skins
Your location - to show location
Network communication - for weather and ads
Phone calls - to show missed calls number
Your social information - for direct dial hotspot
Your personal information - to show next calendar event
Your accounts - for Gmail unread mails count

Recent changes:
Version 3.3.1
Crash on setting hostspots removed

Version 3.3.0
Weather sync frequency changed to cater to api requirements
Some bugs removed

Version 3.2.5
Image not assigning bug fixed

Version 3.2.4
Crash on adding hotspots removed

Version 3.2.3

Available Widget sizes can be disabled in settings
Editor has save As option for skin
Editor can be used in landscape orientation
Editor - objects and hotspots list shown with context buttons
Added Turkish translation
Some bugs removed

User reviews of Ultimate custom widget (UCCW)
Awesome customizable clock . At XDA you can find lots of skins , created from users.
Apr 8, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
4 days ago
Best app ever. You just need to know how to use this app.
A Google User
6 days ago
How to...... Edit the current skin in the editor? Long press and drag widget (from main screen) to the edit zone at the top of the screen. Then click on any skin that shows..... Once in awhile this causes the skin to be opened in the editor; most of the time it just replaces the skin on the widget. I've yet to figure out the "magic" that determines which option is taken. So what IS the last version that still worked well?? 2.x.x.... Which?? I paid the $5 donation, BTW
A Google User
6 days ago
Huge fan, but weather is unbelievably off I love the customization of this app and have downloaded some amazing custom skins. Of all the clock widgets I have, the UCCW skin that I use is my favorite. However, I simply cannot deal with the weather being about ten degrees off 100% of the time. For this reason the widget is unusable for me. Many others have complained about the weather being wrong as well. Please fix this so I can fix my rating.
A Google User
6 days ago
Cool Cool
A Google User
May 26, 2015
Too complicated Uninstalled
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