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.


Become beta testers here: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/in.vineetsirohi.customwidget

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:
UCCW 3.0

We are pleased to announce UCCW 3.0 with an all new interface and many other improvements.

You may need to re-apply widgets on the homescreen.

The notification service is required to keep frequently used resources in memory so they are not reloaded every time they are required. This makes the app battery efficient. I will provide an option to hide the notification in the next update. If you are on Kitkat you can go to phone Settings -> Apps -> UCCW -> uncheck 'Show notifications'.
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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.


Become beta testers here: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/in.vineetsirohi.customwidget

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:
UCCW 3.0

We are pleased to announce UCCW 3.0 with an all new interface and many other improvements.

You may need to re-apply widgets on the homescreen.

The notification service is required to keep frequently used resources in memory so they are not reloaded every time they are required. This makes the app battery efficient. I will provide an option to hide the notification in the next update. If you are on Kitkat you can go to phone Settings -> Apps -> UCCW -> uncheck 'Show notifications'.

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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
Sunday 1:56 PM
Some widgets are still okay. But issues. Service required for widget updates is constantly coming up. But I don't have weather or anything being used. This does now fortunately can be saved over ie. Ones from playstore now transfer cross rom updates much better. It verbal nice update. U. I is pretty nice but. Yeah. Itll take some getting used to.
A Google User
Sunday 1:55 PM
Update Service required for updating widgets....
A Google User
Sunday 1:45 PM
Amazing customization...
A Google User
Sunday 1:32 PM
Nice but takes time to learn
A Google User
Sunday 1:21 PM
Broke after update Update broke the app. How do you release an update without testing? FAIL! What was once a nice app is now garbage. The UI is so cumbersome it takes hours to get the skins configured.