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DashClock Update Includes New Customizations – Extensions for Facebook, Plume, and Others Released

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Since we first reported on DashClock, the lock screen widget application from Android engineer Roman Nurik, the app has become somewhat of an international sensation. Most of us, even after a week with it, still can’t seem to get enough of it. The app’s growing feature list and set of extensions from 3rd party developers has made it the ultimate widget for your Android 4.2 lock screen. 

In a recent update that was released over the weekend, Nurik gave users the ability to control the transparency of the widget when on a home screen, center the clock (so that it’s no longer off-centered), and customize the shortcuts for both clock and weather, all of which were highly recommended features.

But on a related note, the flood of extensions for the app from other developers, has kicked into overdrive. As of this posting, we’re seeing extensions for Plume, a popular Twitter app, Facebook, dialer shortcuts, contact shortcuts, and a shortcut to WhatsApp.

Play Links:  DashClock | Plume | Facebook | Dialer | ContactsWhatsApp | More

  • Ben

    Weather does not work for me. Worked once and then no more. I think the website they use to push weather is not working.

  • Nic Romero

    Need this for the Verizon Galaxy Note 2!

  • Chris Monteiro

    What wallpaper is that?

  • Guest

    Wallpaper, please 😉

  • Cave

    Incompatible with Galaxy Nexus? Ya gotta be kidding me!

  • inzandity

    This is the only thing that makes me wish my Gnote 2 had a 4.2 TouchWiz rom

  • Crockett Kimberlin

    You sir, need to check your Twitter.

  • what weather apps are people into? don’t really like jumping into google every time i click on weather.

  • john huie

    no matter how many extensions I add, I can’t seem more than 2 on the widget. Also, I don’t see any for Plume, or Facebook, etc.

  • No Galaxy Note II love? WTF?

  • B

    Extension for Google+ please

  • how to get weather working?

    • e_droid

      never worked me either

      • GTIguy

        I have never got the weather to work either. I have a set location but it never shows on the widget.

        • elad

          Location access > enable Wi-FI&mobile network location

          • seba


  • baconslayer09

    You can get notifications from Twitter, Google Voice, Facebook, etc. with the AnyDash extension: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=robj.any.dash&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsInJvYmouYW55LmRhc2giXQ..

    Works great with Google Voice. The only downside is that you can only have one instance of the extension in the widget.

    • ..I don’t see how that can ‘get notifications’ from Google Voice. All I’m seeing is the ability to turn it in to a shortcut to open up the app. Am I missing something here?

  • HOW TO GET WEATHER WORKING ON THIS? i am on aokp mr1 build 2 whatever its called. helppp

  • Eric Laboy

    I am on shiny’s rom. Build 2/16/13 4.2.2 getting horrible battery life. Getting tired of this Verizon galaxy nexus. My sisters galaxy s3 gets way more battery life.

    • JetBlue

      Well I’d hope so because you’re comparing a 2100 (S3) mah battery to a 1750 (Nexus) mah battery.

      • Eric Laboy

        I am on the extended battery 2100 mah

    • Ive been on shiny sense day one and never had a battery issue.

      either a bad flash from a dirty flash or you are using the hell out of your phone.

      I read it all the time, “I play games, watch movies and listen to music all day and I am at 10% by noon, this ROM sucks for battery!11!!”

      shiny 02/16 with franco, I can get 1 full day with at times streaming my google music and checking email and/or text, brightness at auto, on wifi most the time.

      if your gonna use your phone on 4G, then ya have a charger handy cause your gonna be using it alot.

      have fun using the S3, get ready to send it to get fixed cause that “sudden death” issue is a plague on the S3 (brother just had to send his in yesterday)

  • mgamerz

    Facebook updated to use this? Or is it another client? Your list is pretty vague.
    Edit: DERP! I’m retarded.

  • Eric Laboy

    Does he have an hour 1 hour on battery ? Already down to 58 percent. Nexus 4 battery life as bad as the CDMA galaxy nexus.

    • baconslayer09

      That’s due to the extension he was using. The time on battery for that extension has always been broken.

    • Mapekz

      I have both and the Nexus 4 lasts significantly longer on T-Mobile HSPA+ than does the Verizon LTE version, especially when the latter has to keep jumping between 3G and LTE. Not only that but the Nexus 4 doesn’t stutter like a third-gen iPod Touch does with the latest versions of apps.

    • David Imel

      Just because it was discharging for an hour doesn’t mean it was fully charged when he unplugged it to take the photo. For all we know It could have been charged to 59% when he pulled it for the photo.

  • am I the only one where Weather doesnt work in this dash clock? i take it off, put it back and no weather. wtf

  • BAoxymoron

    anyone else notice the 58% battery after 1hr on battery?

    • mgamerz

      It could have been charging from dead to like 70%. Then it reset the on battery counter.

      • BAoxymoron

        It’s possible but at least for the rom I’m on it doesn’t reset the counter until you charge it to 100%

        • mgamerz

          I’ve seen it change on Roms. But I’m on stock 4.2 and that’s how I think it works… Might be wrong.

          • BAoxymoron

            it’s quite likely that’s how it is on 4.2…. I wouldn’t know since I’m still on 4.1.2

  • pcpimp

    No update yet for me.

  • For some reason, it has stopped updating the extension information on my phone when used as a homescreen widget. Does anyone else have this issue?

  • Trevor

    Thank you for elaborating on the “center the clock” option….Of course I kid, I kid!

  • Nice keeps getting better and better! Hey K, can I haz that blue wallpaper you keep showing off? Thanks!

  • Is that what centered means?

  • Otto Dieffenbach

    i am so loving this widget and trend of everything working with it.

  • Brian

    How long until we can lock it into expanded mode? It looks way better and is far more useful that way.

    • You already can on custom roms such as Cyanogenmod and I believe AOKP.

      • Indeed you can. Just found this out today. 🙂

        • How?

          • In AOKP, Rom Control -> Lockscreen -> Minimize lockscreen challenge

        • Yes, how? I’m on AOKP build 2

          • trixnkix637

            Build 3 is out in case you didn’t know.

          • My bad. I’m indeed on build 3. But when I go to ROM controls > Lockscreen, I don’t see any option to keep widgets expanded. 🙁

    • expanded mode?

      • john huie

        yeah, what is this?

        • sonicyoof

          Swipe down from the widget on the lockscreen to reveal more info.