Ultimate custom widget (UCCW)
1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads
- Fully customizable
- Lots of tweakable attributes
- Choose screen widget size
- Download and share skins
- Needs a step-by-step tutorial on how to use it
+ By VasuDev
Ultimate Custom Widget allows users to create their own screen widgets
Unlike other platforms, Android is probably the most-customizable mobile OS. Screen widgets and Android are two concepts that match perfectly. Ultimate Custom Widget goes a step further on customization: it allows users to create their own screen widgets.
This isn't a widget editor with lots of presets and narrow margin to set it your way. This is the ultimate tool to create and edit custom widget totally at your whim. You can use custom layout, fonts, images, shapes, clocks, weather info, battery level, unread counters... anything. What you get is a blank sheet. It's up to you create the screen widget that you have in mind.
In addition, any of those objects has various attributes such as size, color, transparency, rotation, etc. The idea is: there isn't two identical people, so there won't be two identical custom screen widgets. Hotspots can be added to screen widget. Although no coding skills is needed, the app isn't the most intuitive ever made. A step by step tutorial would help getting the hang of it quickly. What's more, its sober interface (black background, classic buttons) makes it less usable. Thus, it should be more user-friendly by enhancing the app regarding design and tutorial.
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.
UCCW offers a WYSIWYG (What-you-see-is-what-you-get) editor allowing to customise layout, fonts, images, shapes, etc.
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.
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.
Join the UCCW beta program here: http://uccw.vasudevsoftwares.com/uccw-beta-version/
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
Image map object - 24 hour format added
Calendar events - now next 7 days events are shown; events dates as also available
Removed some bugs
If widget on homescreen shows error, remove and reapply widget
The hour in the widget freezes all the time and I have to restart the app for it to reset to the current time
Confuse, hard to use and create widgets...I prefer buzz widget. .. it's simple and very interactive
Uccw after being one of the most complex and unlimited launchers has become such a simplified girly piece of s... All skins made for it are pathetic. If you want freedom to try something original and make something ur own- try other launchers. This thing is dead
Using a Note 2, UCCW crashes every time I try to edit the hot spot
Previously a 5+ star app, but the 3.0+ updates have broken the weather. I've tried using High Accuracy, Battery Saving, and Device Only location modes on my GPS, and Manual & Automatic location settings in the app itself. All leave it as 12°.