Meta Widget

Meta Widget

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

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Meta is a unique app that can clip web content into dynamic, interactive widgets. Simply browse to a website, pick a column of text, blurb, image or element and enjoy this information right on your home screen!

Please read the NOTE and INSTRUCTIONS below.

Almost any simple element can be parsed out of a website - images, lists of similar articles, feeds or features. Use it for local papers, web comics, site statistics, analytics, account information, forums, threads, inbox status, weather maps, stocks, pics of the day and even Facebook pages!

Any widget created through Meta can be customized and automatically updated, or updated on user interaction.

For best results we also offer a companion app called Widget Maker, which will allow you to create interactive panels with multiple Meta widgets: http://goo.gl/QO8lu

Features

★ Create widgets from almost any website element
★ Parse graphs and images
★ Extract statistics and information from authorized sites
★ Configure widgets (background, alignment, etc.)
★ Automatic updates
★ User defined click actions
★ Lots of other cool stuff

The free version of the app has all features but automatic updates.

INSTRUCTIONS: To get started, add a Meta Widget to your home screen and navigate to the site you want to widgetize. Then, when you get to the page you want, check the box in the lower left corner and tap somewhere on the page. It'll surround that element in an orange box, after which you can move the selection tool around with the arrows at the bottom of the screen. When you find the element you want to put on your home screen, tap the plus sign and go to town configuring text colors, widget alignment, and more to make it look just right.

NOTE: This method of creating widgets will not always work for every site and element. But it should work for many with the proper CSS corrections. There is nothing quite like this on Android, and we know that it may not work perfectly on all devices, so please help us iron out bugs and add new features by writing with reports and suggestions or visiting our XDA Developers thread at http://goo.gl/YgEDk and posting there!

Tags: meta widgets.

Recently changed in this version

1.2.2.18

Fixed JS errors
Fixed cookie processing
Fixed minor bugs from user reports

1.2.2.14

Added more configuration options
Fixed bugs from user replies

1.0.2.12

Fixed wrong large image scaling in some cases
Fixed bugs from user replies


Comments and ratings for Meta Widget
  • (61 stars)

    by Mr Rick on 29/05/2014

    I'm using an LG G2. I can proceed thru the steps to create the widget, but the last step does not actually generate the widget so I'm left with an empty page. Too bad.

  • (61 stars)

    by Jayden Campbell on 28/03/2014

    Doesn't let me input credentials for the website I need to get from :/

  • (61 stars)

    by Brad Hanson on 26/02/2014

    I did uninstall and installed again. Simple, but you have to try a few options to get the hang of it.

  • (61 stars)

    by Jake R on 26/01/2014

    I installed this app for future use, and hadn't even made a widget yet.... in only 2 weeks it used 24.6 GB of data! ?..in the background and thankfully wifi only. This is unacceptable and EXTREMELY SKETCHY. Uninstalled.

  • (61 stars)

    by Bob Leask on 18/01/2014

    I wanted to display a weather map in .gif on my home screen. Didn't work.

  • (61 stars)

    by Dougie McD on 11/01/2014

    This app sounds like it has what I need... but I install, and it doesn't produce any clickable icon, opening in playstore only shows the uninstall button, even when I try to use the share function of the app im trying to "widgetize" I dont see Meta Widget as an option. This is really unfortunate.. can anyone help with this?

  • (61 stars)

    by Harold Stephens on 08/01/2014

    Exactly what I needed!!!