Feb 12th, 2013

Hot off the Google Play Store comes DashClock Widget. It aims to be your central clock widget for your Android 4.2 lock screen.  DashClock allows you to see your current weather, unread emails and text messages, and much more. The best part? It’s open sourced, meaning that anyone can take the widget and make mods and themes for it.

We really appreciate the simplicity and beauty of DashClock Widget. It’s no surprise that it follows Google’s design practices since it was created by a Google engineer, Roman Nurik. DashClock Widget uses “extensions” to show you the information you care about. At launch, you can choose to view your current weather, unread emails and text messages, your next appointment, next alarm, and missed calls. The real beauty lies in keeping this widget open sourced.

Developers and modders can tap into the app’s code and APIs here, allowing them to make custom extensions and customize the widget any way they see fit. As far as customization goes, DashClock is pretty limited. You can’t change the transparency or colors of the widget, but that should all change once developers get their hands on it. You can check out the app in action in our hands on video above, and give the free app a shot in the Google Play Store if you’re on Android 4.2 or higher.