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UCCW

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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. But before we go through that, let us see some cool skins.

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Images above are ramdomly selected

See more examples here.

 

UCCW offers a WYSIWYG (What-you-see-is-what-you-get) editor allowing to customise layout, fonts, images, shapes, etc.

 

 

Features:

Widget objects – text, shapes, images, weather, graphic (progress), analog clock etc.
Text objects – calendar, weather, battery info, missed calls, sms, gmail, location, next calendar event, tasker variables
Graphical objects – barcode, bar, pie
Special objects – Week bar, Series clock
Text mapping to override text values
Hotspots (actionable areas on widget)
Share skins with one press
Ability to customize objects for size, color, tranparency, fonts etc.
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.
Become beta testers here: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/in.vineetsirohi.customwidget

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

 

 

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