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install genie weather widget from android 2.1

we definitely missed the boat with this application.  the genie news and weather widget from android 2.1 and the nexus one has been ported over to all android phones running 1.6 and higher and we just found out about it!  in fact, this happened back in december…sorry!

one of our fantastic new readers pointed it out and we must say, this application is worth a look.  you may have seen pictures and videos of this application running on nexus one devices and were probably wondering when it was available to the rest of the world?  good news!  it’s here!

not only does it pull up your weather automatically from the weather channel, but it gives you a reader style version of any news you could want.

steps for installing:

1.  go into settings>applications and check the “unknown sources” box.
2.  visit this post from your phone’s browser.
3.  tap and download this file onto your phone:  geniewidget.apk   (alt link)
4.  tap on the downloaded application once it has finished.
5.  install it.
6.  go back to one of your 3 homescreens which has space on it.
7.  add a widget.  you should now see “news and weather” listed.

let me know if you have any questions!

the rest of the android 2.1 apps you need:

1.  nexus one / sense ui launcher
2.  new eclair gallery with multi-touch
3.  genie news and weather 2.1
4.  launcher 2.1
5.  music app 2.1
6.  clock app 2.1
7.  flan gallery 2.1

  • Loserkidlost07

    Why doesnt it work on the Sidekick 4g?!?

  • MadmikeX3

    Here is the Link for the Updated 1.3.01 Version that works on my HTC Sensation 2.3.3 Sense 3.0

    http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/thunderbolt-mods/6618-working-genie-widget-htc-thunderbolt.html

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=999681

    First link you need to Be registered, Second one you dont.

  • MadmikeX3

    Not Working HTC Sensation 2.3.3

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=516442753 Tommy Boyd

    crashes on 2.3.4

  • Mlsarafa

    If you go to add a program instead of a widget, it downloads in the exact same way it looked on the Motorola Droid. So happy now.

  • Mlsarafa

    You're AWESOME! I just got the Droid Incredible after having numerous problems with 2 different DROID phones. I loved this app and was really upset that it wasn't avail. on the HTC DROID. Now I have it! Love you!

  • Mlsarafa

    If you go to add a program instead of a widget, it downloads in the exact same way it looked on the Motorola Droid. So happy now.

  • Mlsarafa

    You're AWESOME! I just got the Droid Incredible after having numerous problems with 2 different DROID phones. I loved this app and was really upset that it wasn't avail. on the HTC DROID. Now I have it! Love you!

  • zjwillie

    Hello! Love the app but the widget doesn't work for me? Any suggestions? Thanks.

  • Tergiversator_Maximus

    Good stuff, but 1. please put up QR codes – it makes our lives so much easier and 2. none of the links seems to work.

  • LEO

    It seems to work just fine, but why is it portrait mode only. Why can't I switch it to landscape mode? It is launchable from the dock clock after all, but it always runs sideways for me in dock mode.