Put comics, information, photos, and webcams at your fingertips, keep an eye on your Tumblr dashboard, or make your Android device truly personal, with Showr.
With this free home screen widget (appwidget), add resizable images to your home screen or lock screen:
★ A fixed or changing image from the web, such as a webcam, Travis CI build status, …
★ The latest image from an RSS or Atom feed.
★ A photo from your phone's camera (using any installed camera app).
★ Any image from the Gallery (or Dropbox, or any other app that offers image content).
★ Any user's "flair" from Stack Overflow or any other Stack Exchange site. No more pasting URLs or trying to find your number: just pick the site and user from a list.
New in 2.3! Showr now integrates with Tumblr to bring your favourite pictures from Tumblr to your home screen, free! You can choose from any or all of:
★ Pictures on your dashboard.
★ Pictures from any blog. Add blogs you already follow on Tumblr, with just two clicks!
★ Your likes. Use this for full control of what pictures you get!
★ Another blog's likes, if they've chosen to share them.
★ Posts with a tag of your choice.
Even if you don't have an account on Tumblr, follow the latest trends or arty photos. If you do have an account, Showr automatically applies your settings to show or hide NSFW posts. Don't forget that Pro users can also use Showr's per-network settings to avoid NSFW downloads.
With Showr's popup menu, you can view the image full-screen, share it with your friends, or go to more details on the web, with one tap. With "smart updating", Showr can reduce battery and network use; it has options to download over Wi-Fi only, and/or exclude certain Wi-Fi networks. NFC and QR code support (on capable devices) make Showr easy to set up and use.
Replace Google Reader now! Showr can get and update images and links from an RSS or Atom feed, such as:
★ Put a Flickr photostream or the "daily interestingness" on your home screen.
★ Follow a photo blog on Blogger, WordPress, …
★ Give your home screen a "funnies page" with all your favourite web comics and cartoons, updated automatically.
Keep your most important data up to date, where you can see it:
★ National and local weather maps and forecasts.
★ Online gaming profiles and avatars from XBox Live, Steam, PSN, Planetside 2; showing your XP and achievements.
★ Build and test status from Cruise Control, Travis CI, or other build systems.
If you can download a picture of it, Showr can put it on your home screen!
Showr uses “Full network access” and “View network connections” to download the images you tell it to, according to your schedule. It doesn't share your information or pictures.
Showr uses “Control Near-Field Communication” (if your phone is capable) so you can scan an NFC tag to set up a widget. It doesn't use NFC at any other time.
Showr uses “Google Play billing service” so you can access to new features by upgrading to Showr Pro in-app.
Showr uses “View Wi-Fi connections” so you can apply different download settings to different Wi-Fi networks. It doesn't record or transmit what networks you connect to.
If you want to know more, just ask us at [email protected]
The feature image shows:
• Stack Overflow “flair” http://stackoverflow.com/
• Mathew Street webcam courtesy of http://www.mathew.st/ Live webcams on the world famous Mathew Street in Liverpool, UK - Birthplace of the Beatles.
• Planetside 2 stats from http://planetside-universe.com/
The Nexus 7 home screen also includes ‘Brown bear cub in river’ © Carl Chapman, CC-BY-2.0 http://www.flickr.com/photos/carlchapman/ and detail of http://flic.kr/p/9fUj1C
This application uses the Tumblr application programming interface but is not endorsed or certified by Tumblr, Inc. All of the Tumblr logos and trademarks displayed on this application are the property of Tumblr, Inc.
• Works around an Android bug where the launcher wouldn't recognise a change in the "How to scale the image" setting until you rotate the home screen
• Is better at detecting "captive" Wi-Fi networks
• Won't try to launch a web browser if one doesn't exist (e.g. in a restricted profile or custom ROM)
• Works around a bug in Android < 4.0 which would cause certain network errors to crash the app
• Recovers when the network re-appears, if Showr is stopped by Android while there is no Internet