Fancy Widgets v3.4.0 is now available in the Android Market. With this update, we are bringing some major changes to the unlocking process, which we believe many people would be thrilled to hear. First of all, we have unified the unlock methods. The new version has only two unlock methods: with the unlocker app or with license keys. As usual, you may purchase the unlocker app from the Android Market, which is the recommended option. However, if you purchased the pro version before from the Android Market or Amazon Appstore, you may retrieve your license key here to unlock the full version. Once unlocked, a license cache will be generated on your SD card, which can be used for future activations. This means you do not need to re-enter your license key after doing a factory reset or flashing a new ROM (assuming you have not erased your SD card). When you re-install Fancy Widgets and launch the settings, the app would detect the license cache and prompt you for activation. This new license-based unlock method is very easy to use and much more convenient than the previous order number based method. What's even better, we have eliminated the activation limit (used to be 10 times) on license keys. However, you should still not share your license key with others because it still may get disabled if our activation server detects abuse or abnormal activities. To take advantage of the new license cache feature, you need to have your SD card ready and accessible to your phone when you try to unlock the full version.
For those of you who have already unlocked the full version (e.g., via order number, license key), after you upgrade to the latest version, a license cache will be generated automatically so you don't need to enter the license key manually in the future. You may still retrieve your license key for future use (in case you get a new phone etc.) by visiting the link above.
Also in the latest version, we have removed the Android Market in app billing purchase option. We noticed that the in app billing feature led to a visibility issue that users in certain countries cannot find the Fancy Widgets app in their market. Google is aware of this problem and working on it, but they did not have an ETA for the fix. Since the majority of our users choose to buy the unlocker app from the market, we decided to remove the in app purchase option so that everyone can find the app in the Android Market. If you purchased the full version using this option before, you may request a free license key to unlock the full version in the future.
Now for the changelog. Here's what's new in v3.4.0:
For all users:
- Better unlock method based on license keys.
- Removed market in app billing purchase option.
- Fixed a bug with sunrise/sunset time calculation.
- Other bug fixes and updated translations.
For full version only:
- Added an option to hide battery widget background.
- More accurate charging status on the battery widget.
- Fixed battery widget tap action in Honeycomb.
- Fixed a bug with battery skin status in the Fancy Widgets Market.
- Fixed a bug with the skin cache option.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or bug reports, please don’t post them in the comments. Head over to our forum and post them there.