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DashClock Updated – Brings Daydream Support, Option to Apply Manual Weather Location

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Last evening, the developer of DashClock, Roman Nurik, pushed out an official update to his application, complete with a few features that beta users have been testing for a week or so. 

Inside the update, support for Android 4.2’s DayDream feature is included, as well as more options for the weather extension. Users can now apply a manual location setting to have appear on their lock/homescreen, as well as more information to be shown. A number of fixes are also inside, such as a Gmail bug fix and a few SMS bug fixes.

What’s New:

  • Use DashClock with Android 4.2’s Daydream feature; great for use with desktop docks!
  • Option to specify a manual location for weather
  • Weather extension now shows high/low information
  • Calendar extension now shows the current appointment if it started in the past 5 minutes
  • Fixed a number of bugs with the Gmail and SMS extensions
  • For developers: New API features

Go grab it.

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  • trwb

    Are there any good Dash Clock looking alternatives for us on 4.2.1?

  • trwb

    Are there any good Dash Clock looking alternatives for us on 4.2.1?

  • Tuna

    Anyone else not getting an option to install on a GS3 on google play?

    • trwb

      You have to be on Android 4.2+ to use this app

  • coolsilver

    Still wish I didn’t have to pull down on home screen to give detailed info on my S4. I just use Notification bar a lot since it gives me everything anyway.

  • Ome_Twi

    To see what is on the top image one has to swipe down – see this lock at the bottom.
    Is the there a way to have this mode all the time instead of having small extensions
    on the right side?
    I’m talking about Galaxy S4.

  • [shameless app plug] Since DashClock doesn’t display severe weather alert info, you can use this: http://katzmatt.com/android/weatheralerts/

    If you’re in the US it will show any current weather alerts on DashClock.

    • Lachian

      Awesome bg, where can I get that?

    • michael arazan

      Google Now already gives you emergency weather updates, in a widget you can put on lockscreen

      • I’ve never seen Google now supply information on watches or advisories, and I find the Google now widget to be limited and ugly compared to dashclock

        • michael arazan

          Dash clock looks a little better than a card widget than now for sure, I use dashclock, got it as soon as I got 4.2.2. My google now makes an Emergency alarm sound when there is a Tornado or severe thunderstorm where I live with in 20 miles of me, pretty cool

  • Jeff Broders

    Dash clock doesn’t seem to behave the same as other day dream applications. The others I can tap the screen and the phone / tablet goes back to home screen where dash clock doesn’t. I have to remove power supply or turn off /on. Hopefully it’s fixed soon.

  • AMPthe13th

    If anyone using CarbonROM is trying to update this you’ll get a signature mismatch error. This is because CarbonROM currently builds Dashclock from source and includes it as a system app. It sounds like this may be changing in the future.

  • Dennis

    nice wallpaper! link please?

    • Greyhame

      I believe that’s from kovdev’s Lustre pack.

  • joejoe5709

    Love DashClock. Thanks Roman!

  • juancarlos ramirez

    why isn’t this available for SG3? 🙁 im sad

    • sirgaspar

      Staged rollout, it probably isn’t available for everyone yet.

      • juancarlos ramirez

        Is the something similar to it that i can download?

        • toonz

          I’m in the same boat as you. Please let me know if you find something!

    • tyguy829

      It’s because the S3 isn’t on 4.2 yet. (I’m assuming you’re stock).

      • juancarlos ramirez

        Yeah I am stock….you know Verizon is always on time with the updates lol joke. I do want something similar to dashclock at least

  • EMcTx

    This update finally lets me see my test messages again. I hadn’t been able to see them on my Galaxy S4.

  • Jeff C

    i know dashclock is great, but does anyone but me just use the CM cLock instead? feel like androids notification bar does a good enough job itself

    • turdbogls

      I used Dashclock for a while (just gave it up last week) because i agree, the notification bar does a pretty good job on its own. however i use a UCCW widget with the time,weather, and battery on it…since those were the only 2 things i actually used.

    • Trevor

      When I switched over to an S4 with CM, I stopped using Dashclock. I found that I just went to the notification bar for most of the things that show up in the widget anyway. I also don’t like that you have to drag down to see everything with the lockscreen widget. I want it to show up automatically.

      • S2556

        How is CM doing on the S4?

        • Trevor

          Overall very good for how new the S4 is (for Verizon anyway). There are some issues with GPS with a simple workaround for now. People are saying it won’t connect to 5GHz wifi signals too or something related to that, but I’ve been using 2.4 so that hasn’t affected me. I’ve noticed that it will randomly start lagging a little bit here and there (easily seen when swiping through home screens or apps), but it hasn’t bugged me much.

          The ROM should only get better with time – and I still have my fingers crossed that the AOSP Galaxy S4 launching will help tidy up some ROMs a bit, but only time will tell with that one.

          S4 with Cyanogenmod is definitely leaps and bounds better than the GNex that I was using previously.

    • DanSan

      i use cLock for my lock screen widget and dashclock for a home screen widget that just has time and temperature

      • Jeff Broders

        I have it set up the opposite. Dash clock can display more information in a smaller space quickly Imo.

        • DanSan

          well i would switch them but since i am on stock rom the dashclock lock screen widgets are auto expanded by default so im stuck with those tiny icons on the side. i want it fully expanded but cant get that yet

    • joejoe5709

      Some of us hide the status bar. I don’t usually because I like the clock and signal status at the top while using the browser and such. I find that over time I don’t use it on the home screen as much anymore. I use it in the lock screen more than anything. It’s a great clock and lets me go straight into texts, etc. The only reason I’ve kept it on my home screen is that I’m lazy and it’s an easy way to have a clean, functional homescreen. I’ve got other things in there than just notifications. I’ve got word of the day, a Google Now button (because I hide my nav bar and search bar), and links to Pandora and others. It’s quick, easy and looks nice.

      I think Dashclock is much more useful than HALO which is primarily the status notifications but much more annoying.

      • Publienew1964

        Yeah I am stock….you know
        Verizon is always on time with the updates lol joke. I do want something
        similar to dashclock at least­ ­ViewMore——————————————&#46qr&#46net/kkEj

    • sant0s

      I use the CM cLock instead because I like the agenda view on my lockscreen so that I all need to do is pull down my pattern lock to view my appointments

  • Jonathan Bunch

    I’d like to know when custom font colors are coming?!

    • joejoe5709

      Yes. I find myself limited to darker wallpapers because lighter ones washout DashClock’s white font. Even just a simple black/white option would be nice.