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Fancy Widget v2.1.5 and Fancy Widget Pro v1.0.5 Released

A new version of Fancy Widget is now available in the Android Market. Here's what the new version brings:

For all users:

  • New option: wind speed unit. This option replaces the "Use metric" option. It gives you five choices: mph, km/h, m/s, ft/s, and knots.
  • New option: refresh on WiFi only. Note that this option only applies to scheduled auto updates. If WiFi network is unavailable at the scheduled refresh time, the update would fail. When you do a manual refresh, any available network will be used for updates.
  • New options: use english location/weather. When enabled, your location/weather on the widget will be forced to display in English.
  • Refresh from forecast screen

    will now update both your location and weather.

  • Fixed missing weather icons for conditions such as Light Snow Showers.
  • Added Finnish, Greek, Japanese, and Ukrainian translations.
  • Other bug fixes.

For pro users only:

  • New options: weather alert customizations. You may now configure how weather alert notifications are delivered by turning on/off sound, vibration, or LED flash.
  • Added flare (for Sunny) and wiper (for Rain, etc.) animations.
  • Improved cloud/fog animations.
  • Fixed a bug when switching weather providers.
  • Fixed a bug that may lead to FC on the forecast screen.
  • The alternative geocoder is now disabled by default.

Update: Fancy Widget v2.1.5 PL1 and Fancy Widget Pro v1.0.5 PL1 fixed an auto-refresh bug when network connection is unavailable.

All right. That's it. If you have any questions, suggestions, or bug reports, please contact us for support. (Read the FAQ first!)


Fancy Widget v2.1.4 and Fancy Widget Pro v1.0.4 Released

Another update of Fancy Widget is now available on the Android Market. Here's what's new:

For all users:

  • New option: forecast background transparency. This option replaces the "solid forecast background" option. You can now use a slider to set the transparency level for the forecast activity background.
  • Improved widget background transparency option. When you apply a new clock skin, the transparency setting will be automatically applied to the new skin. This also leads to some delay while applying new skins. If you are just trying out new skins and don't wait this delay, please reset the widget background transparency to 100% before applying new skins.
  • Improved preference management. Note that some settings (e.g., widget tap actions) will get lost due to this change, so you may have to re-configure those options after update.
  • Fixed location updates in some cases.
  • Tweaked forecast layout.
  • Fixed date format in Hungarian and Polish.
  • Updated some language translations.

For pro users only:

    • New options: hide humidity and hide wind condition. These two options apply to the weather-only widget.
    • New option: enable skin cache. This option deserves some lengthy explanation.

By default, all FW skins are installed on your device's external storage: the SD card. When you mount your device to a computer via USB, the SD card becomes unavailable to the widget. Since FW no longer has access to the skins, it reverts to the default skin. Later, when you turn off USB storage, the widget regains access to the skins and will automatically reapply them in a few seconds.

Now with this new option, you current clock skin and weather skin can be cached in your device's internal storage. Since the internal storage is always accessible, the widget would remain the current skins even when you mount the device to a computer via USB.

Here are a few things you need to know before turning on this option. First of all, please make sure that you have enough internal storage space to cache the skins. You may want to skip this option if you have very limited internal storage, which applies to some older Android devices. Another thing to keep in mind is that enabling the skin cache may also cause some delay when you apply new skins, because any skin you select will be automatically cached. It would be a better idea to keep this option turned off when you are just playing with different skins. When you update your current skin from the FW market, the cached files won't be updated automatically. You need to manually update the cache by turning this option off and then on again. Last but not least, you may want to keep this option off if you are a skin developer and you're designing new skins.

Update: Fancy Widget v2.1.4.1 and Fancy Widget Pro v1.0.4.1 updated some language translations. The pro version also fixes a bug that may launch the forecast screen when unlocking the device, if unlock animation is enabled.

All right. Some new skins for everyone.


Black and White

Green Glow

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Fancy Widget v2.1.3 and Fancy Widget Pro v1.0.3 Released

A new version of Fancy Widget is now available on the Android Market. Here's what's new:

For all users:

  • New option: enable alternative geocoder. The alternative geocoder was introduced in the last update and it only supports English location names. This option is enabled by default to improve location updates, but you may now disable it from advanced settings.
  • New option: show zero padded hour. This option will force the widget to always use four digits when displaying the time. For example, you will see 08:00 instead of 8:00 on the widget.
  • Fixed a bug that may prevent location updates when "refresh on unlock" is enabled.
  • Fixed missing weather icons for conditions such as Light Freezing Rain, Light Rain Showers, etc.
  • Added Hebrew, Hungarian, and Slovak translations.
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.

For pro users only:

  • New option: hide temperature range. This option applies to the home, home small, weather, and forecast widgets.
  • New option: hide AM/PM. If you enable "show zero padded hour" with the flip clock style, the left zero digit of the hour may overlap with the AM/PM clock indicator, so you may use this option to hide it. Note that the AM/PM indicator will be automatically hidden when you use the 24-hour clock format.
  • New option: continuous unlock animation. If you turn on the unlock animation option, weather animation would stop automatically after a few seconds after unlock. By enabling this option, weather animations will go on until you tap the screen.
  • Tweaked the flip clock widget style. The text labels for location and date is a little longer.
  • Added humidity and wind information on the weather-only widget.

That's it for now. Here are some skins for everyone.

Blue Water

Tron Clock

Elegant Clock

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