DashClock Widget: new features added, Plume plugin now available


DashClock Widget has quickly ascended to the throne as one of our favorite apps since it arrived on the scene last week. It’s an app which gives you a simple and beautiful widget to place on the home-screen and lock-screen of your Android 4.2 phones and tablets. The app was created by Googler Roman Nurik, and its biggest claim to fame has been its open-source goodness.

Nurik designed the app to allow third-party developers to hook into it so that they can provide their own plugins to show up alongside the rest of the pre-built widget options. We saw this functionality taken advantage of quite early with the latest version of Falcon Pro, and now another app has decided to join in on the fun.

LevelUp Studio has created a small plugin for the widget that will pull the amount of unread tweets, mentions, and direct messages from Plume, the company’s Twitter client. You can get a collapsed and condensed looked at this information, or get a more fleshed out experience which includes the content of the latest tweet. Like we advised when similar features were added for Falcon Pro, this won’t revolutionize or change your Twitter experience but it certainly doesn’t hurt to have.

While we’re still on the subject of DashClock, the app has gotten a very nice upgrade recently. Version 1.2 adds a whole host of new features and bug fixes. For starters, you can adjust the background opacity of DashClock Widget when it’s placed on the home-screen, you now have an option to have the date and time centered at all times, you can further customize shortcuts for the clock and weather, there’s a new home-screen shortcut that can take you right to the widget configuration screen, and localization for German, Russian, Spanish and French has been added.

As for bugs, Exchange calendar support should be working correctly, a bug that caused the weather not to load for some regions has been fixed, and a few “common crashes” have also been resolved. That’s a whole lot of app for a whole lot of nothing, so be sure to download it in the Google Play Store and give it a try if you’re on an Android device with 4.2 or higher.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Great app! Just wish more apps would plug into it. (G+, whatsapp, etc)

    And in comes the app: AnyDash
    which does just what I wanted.
    The new problem is that I can’t have more than 1 AnyDash extension….not sure which app needs to be updated to support/allow multiple AnyDash extensions in DashClock.

    1. Or if it gave me the option of quick lunching some apps such as Music without unlocking first.

      1. Would also be nice yeh!

    2. I’m watching issues and I also used API, those things are not possible right now, more details:
      Allow extensions to have more than one instance
      and that about doing things without unlocking, sadly at least for now it has WontFix status.
      Api change to support BroadcastReceivers and Services

      1. But couldn’t AnyDash make their 1 extension show notifications from multiple sources?

        1. I didn’t use accessibility services yet, but I think it is possible, you could write to the developer of AnyDash and make that request :)

  2. What is the little circle with the face for at the bottom?

    1. Multi-user support, tablet only, 4.2+

  3. I’d be using it right now if the weather portion didn’t require location services to be enabled. I just want to choose my location manually.

    1. Witness Protection Program?

  4. I like it, it replaced my current clock widget, Note 2 running 4.2.2, thanks for sharing this.

    1. How is your Note 2 running 4.2.2? Is it running a Rom or stock?

      I have T-mobile Note 2 and I have 4.2.1 and this app is incompatible with it. :(

      1. Hmm that’s strange. Should work on 4.2 and up

        1. I’m sorry I meant I have 4.1.1, that explains a lot… hehe but still sad it’s only for 4.2 and above.. so how are you running 4.2.2 phatmanXXL?

  5. I believed in lockscreen widgets since WidgetLocker and then Android 4.2
    and now it feels more complete. I even added an extension in Audio
    ReSilencer :)

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