Meta Widget

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
71
3.6
User ratings
359
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

User reviews of Meta Widget
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Dec 28, 2014
Nice But I cant make it work with one specific weather picture
A Google User
Dec 10, 2014
It doesn't work under android L. Please fix. Thanks.
A Google User
Dec 8, 2014
Works, but Had to change to desktop version to get it to work. Might be that in mobile, the comic was a link. Also ignore the reviews saying it's not working, just go check your widget list.
A Google User
Dec 6, 2014
dissapointed I tried several times to download this app as it looks like what I need. When I intall on my Samsung Galaxy S4 it tells me it is succesfully intalls. Howeverr it does not show up anywhere but the apllication manager and when I click on it it takes me right to the playstore where my only option is to uninstall. I am not the first person to experience this as I have read. I emailed the app developers and got a very unbhelpful, insulting, condescending, snarky email, which is the real motivation for this review. A company is all about the customer service,
A Google User
Dec 6, 2014
Crashes constantly Unstable. Key doesnt work. No updates by developer.