Ultimate custom widget (UCCW)

Ultimate custom widget (UCCW)


Check out UCCW 3.0 beta version here: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/in.vineetsirohi.customwidget

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:

Basic info like time and date
Custom texts
Week bar
Analog clock
Battery level, status, bar and circle objects
Location
Weather info like current weather conditions and forecast with icons. Separate icons for night time.
Shapes
Images
Gmail unread counters
Number of missed calls
Number of text messages
Next Alarm time
Next Calendar event and time
Series effect objects
Tasker variables
Hotspots (actionable areas on widget)
Image fonts for Hour and Minute objects
Custom text for hour, minute, year, weather conditions etc to show information in a different language.

Share skins with one press

Each object has various options like size, color, alpha (transparency), rotation (angle) and other attributes specific to an object.





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.




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 2.9.27
1. one stupid bug removed

version 2.9.26
1. All hotspots in apk skins are editable by default.
2. Some other small changes.

version 2.9.24
1. Some bugs related to custom text removed

version 2.9.23
1. Some bugs removed

version 2.9.22
1. Help menu now opens UCCW website
2. Some bugs removed

version 2.9.21
1. Api for Launcher app (AppWidgetHost) developers to read/ write UCCW AppWidget config.
2. Toggle Hotspots provided as option in UCCW hotspots.
3. Some bugs removed
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Free
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3.9
User ratings
31149
Installs
1,000,000+
Concerns
5
File size
3782 kb
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About Ultimate custom widget (UCCW)
Check out UCCW 3.0 beta version here: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/in.vineetsirohi.customwidget

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:

Basic info like time and date
Custom texts
Week bar
Analog clock
Battery level, status, bar and circle objects
Location
Weather info like current weather conditions and forecast with icons. Separate icons for night time.
Shapes
Images
Gmail unread counters
Number of missed calls
Number of text messages
Next Alarm time
Next Calendar event and time
Series effect objects
Tasker variables
Hotspots (actionable areas on widget)
Image fonts for Hour and Minute objects
Custom text for hour, minute, year, weather conditions etc to show information in a different language.

Share skins with one press

Each object has various options like size, color, alpha (transparency), rotation (angle) and other attributes specific to an object.





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.




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 2.9.27
1. one stupid bug removed

version 2.9.26
1. All hotspots in apk skins are editable by default.
2. Some other small changes.

version 2.9.24
1. Some bugs related to custom text removed

version 2.9.23
1. Some bugs removed

version 2.9.22
1. Help menu now opens UCCW website
2. Some bugs removed

version 2.9.21
1. Api for Launcher app (AppWidgetHost) developers to read/ write UCCW AppWidget config.
2. Toggle Hotspots provided as option in UCCW hotspots.
3. Some bugs removed

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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
15 hours ago
hu
A Google User
21 hours ago
nice
A Google User
Yesterday 8:31 AM
wow Its awesome cant believe upon this
A Google User
Saturday 1:24 PM
Error Cannot install. Error is "insufficient storage available"
A Google User
Saturday 11:00 AM
Interesting Pretty good, the stuff that can be created is pretty insane. The clocks people can make are fantastic. If anything, needs more/better/updated weather sources. Yahoo and whatever the hell else it offers tends to be off the mark by either a few or a lot making it a bit unpredictable.