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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

If you have any questions, suggestions, or bug reports, please contact us for support. (Read the FAQ first!)

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  1. I just downloaded the widget to my Droid

  2. I just downloaded the widget to my Droid 2 and it is gorgeous! I’m trying to get other skins for it too though but the ones you have posted aren’t working. I’m very new to the Android system, so could someone please help?

  3. i’m offering Croatian translation ­čÖé


  4. hi!

    i’ve updated to the new version right now, but no i got a problem with the design.
    im using the wather widget in german language – but the humidity information is not displayed correct, as it is reaching the weather graphics – so no percenatge can be displayed! look at the attached screenshot.

    furthermore i liked your widget very much, as i can reduce the widget to just a few data.
    no its NOT possible anymore to get rid of the humidty and wind information on the weather widget.
    could you please adjust these to get the option NOT to display humidity and wind information? (a new menue point under “Hide widget elements” to get rid of humidty and wind would be fine.
    furthermore the design must be adjusted for that long word in german …..details see screenshot…

    i would appreciate if you could change + correct this!

    Details see here ==> [img][/img]

  5. I found one minor issue with the new Fancy Widget (since it has been re-added to the market). My current town has a German Umlaut (├Ą├╝├Â) and is displayed as “Warnem├â┬╝nde” instead of “Warnem├╝nde”. But the current weather conditions are displayed correctly as “Bew├Âlkt” (cloudy).

    I would appreciate if you fix this minor issue in one of the next versions.

    • Thanks for reporting the issue. The weather conditions (as well as menu options) are translated by our users so they should display correctly in German. However, the location name is returned by Google through the geocoder in your system locale, so we cannot change it if there’s an issue with that.

  6. Hi, I’ve updated to the latest version but the weather is not avaleble… Could you please helo me?

  7. In an update version there is not Russian translation on the added options

    • The Russian translation is not complete. You can help with the translation if you are interested. More information on the FAQ page.

  8. I have update to the new version and the weather location does update went unlock even after 15 mins. please help.

  9. When designing a skin, is it possible to have the background image run all the way to the edge of the screen? Just playing around with ‘base_small.png’, when I set the width to 480 (for an HTC Evo) the widget background still doesnt run all the way to the edge of the screen. Is this a limitation of Fancy Widget? (I’m using the Pro version BTW)

    • This is not a limitation. The widget is designed to have some margins around it, and most skins look better this way.

      • Ok – kinda a bummer for me, as the ROM I’m running has it’s widgets running to the edges (no margins). Regardless, great widget – love the small weather widget ­čśë

  10. Does anyone know how to get the free skins, my phone cannot download them

  11. Hi Dennis,

    I just updated to the latest version of fwp and since then the widget display willl say “sunny” or “mostly sunny” sometimes all night or until really late at night (into the am) while it is night and dark outside. Ill refresh it a few times and restart my phone but it still doesn’t change. I never had this problem before the update. How do I fix it?

    Thanks. (:

    • Have you checked the last refresh time after doing a manual refresh? If manual refresh doesn’t update the weather conditions, it probably means the weather provider (WeatherBug by default for the pro version) did not update their data in a timely manner.

  12. Hi,
    I edit an update to complet Slovak translation on

    Nice day,

  13. I’m a paid user of FW Pro — love it!

    One suggestion, for the severe weather alerts. I have Samsung Fascinate (not rooted) and the severe weather alert shows up in the notification window, you can read the headline but the full text is gray on gray. If I click and hold on the text the background will turn blue so I can read it, but of course its hard to read with your finger on it.

    Also, once you click on the alert, it takes you to the weather screen and shows the red “!”, but there’s no way to review the alert text again without going to the weatherbug website. I live in NY, and that alert thing has been going off like a firecracker lately!!

    Thanks guys; keep up the great work.

    • I don’t know what the status bar looks like on the Fascinate, but the alert text is is perfectly visible on stock Android. I don’t know if there’s a color that works well on all devices.

      Yes, the alert goes away when you press it, and this is how standard notifications work. If you want to see it again, you need to either go to the WeatherBug website by pressing the red alert icon or refresh the weather so the alerts will be refreshed as well. However, if you do not want to see the notifications, you can turn them off in weather settings.

  14. I think there is a mistake in the French translation (didn’t look at others) : when the night is fallen, the moon is shown to replace the sun. That’s OK, but, the weather description say “Ensoleill├ę” (French translation for “Sunny”), but, it’s night time, and there is no sun in the sky ^^ . Maybe a “Clear night” (“Nuit claire” in French) text toggled by the moon display should be more realist.

    Thx anyway for your amazing work.

    • This is not a translation error. Weather conditions are pulled from weather providers (e.g., WeatherBug) while the icon (e.g., sun or moon) displayed is determined internally within the widget. This means the widget would automatically change the icon from sun to moon after sunset, but the condition won’t be updated until the next schedule refresh.

  15. Hi Dennis:

    I have disabled the backup geocoder. However I may still get English location name.
    1. On Forecast animation screen
    2. Press MENU->UPDATE

  16. Would it be possible to modify the offer of skins in the market and extend it by one line, because the text collides as you can see in the picture.

    Nice day,

  17. I new in using fancy widget,why in my phone only show clock,but the weather animation not appears in the clock like the screenshot,am I do something wrong?

  18. I’ve downloaded the Tron clock skin, and installed it as a clock skin and weather skin. But all I can see are the numbers, not the whole skin.

    Same with the Blue water skin. Only the font of the numbers changes, not the rest of the widget.

    I’ve got sony ericcson x10i.

  19. When will there be an update for the amazon version?

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