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Fancy Widget v2.1.2 and Fancy Widget Pro v1.0.2 Released

A new version of Fancy Widget has just hit the Android Market. Here's what the new version brings:

For all users:

  • New option: refresh on unlock. By turning on this option, the widget would automatically refresh when the device is unlocked. However, it will not refresh if the last update was performed less than 15 minutes ago.
  • New option: background transparency. You must have the SD card mounted on your device to use this feature. The transparency will be reset to 100% every time you apply a new clock skin.
  • Added alternative geocoder. When the stock Android geocoder fails, an alternative geocoder based on GeoNames API will be used automatically. This leads to improved location updates.
  • Fixed a bug that may cause the widget to stop auto updates after reboots.
  • Fixed missing weather icons for conditions such as Snow Grains, Blowing Snow, Freezing Fog, etc.
  • Added Czech and Swedish translations.
  • Built with Gingerbread SDK.
  • Other bug fixes.

For pro users only:

Update: The new v2.1.2.1 (v1.0.2.1 for pro) fixes unlock refresh and long date format in Russian.

Update: Fancy Widget Pro v1.0.2.2 fixes skin downloading issues under Gingerbread. On a side note, there seems to be a bug in Gingerbread that messed up the skin downloading progress, so I had to use a non-standard HTTP header field to get around this issue. Hopefully, Google will fix this bug in a future system update.

The skin dev guide has also been updated. Please download it here: Skin Developer’s Guide. Instead of a single widget background image, you can now use four different images for different widgets sizes and screen orientations. If you are a skin developer and submitted some clock skins before, you are encouraged to update them and send the new versions to us.

Again, here are a few new skins for all our users.


Golden Clock

Cool Blue

Enjoy, and happy holidays!

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  1. Sometimes when unlocking the screen, Fancy Widget Pro goes to the forecast screen. Doesn’t matter which screen I’m on when unlocking. Can go into config screen and back out, and fixes the problem for a while. HTC Aria

  2. BTW, I’m not sure if it was mentioned before, but found strange bug. If I update my weather from weather screen, it updates only weather forecats. But if I update it from settings, it also updates my location. I’d like to have both updated forecast and location from forecast screen as well.

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