News Widget

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Phenomenological, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Phenomenological

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    I've just switched to launcherpro from sense, and the one thing I miss is the news widget. On sense in had three full page widgets devoted to it, and I need a replacement! Requirements are:

    Full page widget
    Multiple homescreen support
    Simple aesthetics
    Customisable news feeds

    I'd appreciate any help you can offer!
     

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  2. Droid Ninja

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    I am in the same boat.

    Coming from DInc. I got an X now and the motoblur news widget sucks.

    Any suggestions??
     
  3. Garrett67

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    Add me to the list of wanting this.

    I'd also like to be able to scroll the headlines too.
     
  4. lexluthor

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    you guys tried geniewidget.apk yet? I'm mobile now, but google.
     
  5. Garrett67

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    I think so but I'll check, thanks
     
  6. Phenomenological

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    Not full screen, no customisable news feeds that I can see. Unfortunately not much cop, but thanks for the suggestion. :)
     
  7. Droid Ninja

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    Still looking.....


    Anyone??
     
  8. Garrett67

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    I wonder if there is an app that can turn a web page into a full screen widget
     
  9. Phenomenological

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    Anyone? I can't believe it's this hard to find a decent news app of all things! :eek:
     
  10. Droid Ninja

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    Me neither
     
  11. Droid Ninja

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    Still nothing?

    Looking for a nice news widget
     
  12. lordmaxx

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    Perhaps you should look for an RSS feed reader then match that with sites that you like to get news from?
     
  13. Phenomenological

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    Have tried that too, the same seems to apply for RSS readers!
     
  14. NexuSix

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    The AnyRSS reader works great for me, you can customize any news feed, the reader looks nice, it is not full screen but you can fill the screen with 2 2x4's or 1 2x4 and 2 1x4's or use 4 1x4's it supports multiple home screens on multiple launchers. If you use LauncherPro Plus you can set 2 2x4's and 1 1x4

    I prefer using 4 1x4 news feeds, or 5 1x4's on LauncherPro Plus
     

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  15. NexuSix

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    Actually I decided to uninstall AnyRSS, I simply enjoy Newsroom to much...Once you go Newsroom you never go back.

    No fancy, full screen widget but the ease of use and beauty in design is hard to beat.

    About what the OP is looking for it is being developed by Home++ Developers, the same people that made Screenshots a simple reality without being rooted (reference the Screenshots I posted)...

    Anyway see what Home++ is brewing:

    Intuitit: What's around the corner?
     
  16. thehaggis

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    Thomson Reuters(by Handmark). I have 2 widgets (5x1 - ADW), one for Top Stories, another for Tech News. They also have an offline download option.

    But I have only been using it for 2 days, but i really like it so far.
     
  17. Phenomenological

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    I may have to try Home++ later today. I am, however, very interested in what you said about the screenshots without rooting. Any more information?
     
  18. NexuSix

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    It is a default feature of Home++, when you install it go Preferences>Graphics>Screenshot on Camera Key>Overide BACK Key

    Basically I use the "Override BACK Key" option to take my screenshots, takes a little getting used to but I love the ease of use of this option.

    To read more about this feature follow this link to the developers website:
    Home++ by Intuitit: Screenshot

    Attaching another Home++ screenshot
     

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  19. Phenomenological

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    Gave Home++ a try, has potential but as it's an Alpha product it just isn't as polished as Launcherpro, so I've returned to that. I wish they'd released the screenshot ability as a separate app.
     
  20. Garrett67

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    I tried it too for about 5 minutes. I didn't like it although Like you said, a screenshot app would be nice
     
  21. NexuSix

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    Agreed LauncherPro Plus is way better, I keep Home++ around because I like to use the screenshot feature. I have yet to find anything as nice as LauncherPro Plus

    Actually I wish the LauncherPro Plus Developers would make the Screenshot feature a part of LauncherPro Plus. If you would like to see this happen also please let them know in the featuire request board at the LauncherPro Plus forums:
    http://goo.gl/tY0l
     
  22. Phenomenological

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    I'd invest in plus if they made the HTC news widget part of their plans. But it seems to be the only notable one they have left out. Which makes it a total waste of money for me!
     
  23. EinZtein

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    Buzz box is nice.
     
  24. Phenomenological

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    I have to disagree - The application itself was fine, but the widget was shocking! :(

    With news apps it seems to either be a good program with a crap widget, or a crap program with a nice widget. Or a nice program with a nice widget that only works with Sense. I can have absolutely everything I want on my phone. Just not at the same time! :eek:
     
  25. Garrett67

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    I just tried this, it's not bad. I'd still like better widgets though. The only thing I would like is auto scroll. I just like things that look like they're doing something
     

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