Over the last couple of weeks, DashClock has quickly become one of the most talked about Android apps of the last year. Developed by Android engineer Roman Nurik, the app takes the simplicity of the stock Android lock screen clock and then expands its capabilities by allowing it to display all sorts of information through DashClock Extensions. The brilliance of the app comes by way of being open source, which allows other developers to create extensions of their apps that work within DashClock. (more…)
Fellow Google Voice addicts, your DashClock extension dreams have finally been answered. Released this morning, we have an app called “Google Voice for DashClock” that does nothing more than display your last received message and number of unread new messages. You can also tap on items in DashClock to open the app. It’s incredibly simple, but is exactly what we have been waiting for – “we” as in those of us attached at the hip to Google Voice.
One thing to keep in mind, is that it requires you to enable it in Accessibility (Settings>Accessibility>DashClock Google Voice Extension). Also keep in mind that the app requires no special permissions, meaning it shouldn’t be able to capture any of your data. It should simply be relaying information from Google Voice to DashClock.
Yes, another DashClock post. The coverage, I’m sure can be nauseating, especially to those that don’t have lock screen widget access, but this app really is that good. It’s quite the simple idea, yet has been executed so precisely that it’s an app we can’t help but watch constantly. With our favorite apps receiving support for it on the regular, DashClock is here to stay, folks.
In today’s update, we get the power to choose which calendars to show events from on the lock screen. We also get to see the location of our next appointment, something I guess I didn’t realize was missing, but do greatly appreciate. Creator and Android engineer Roman Nurik also tossed in a shortcut to help you find new extensions for his popular app. Go get it! And yes, it’s still free. (more…)
Two of our favorite apps received updates within the last 24 hours that brings support for another favorite app of the moment, DashClock. Both PushBullet and Sliding Messaging now include extension support for the hottest lock screen widget of the year. In Sliding Messaging, you’ll see an unread message count that can be tapped to launch into the app. PushBullet’s extension shows the number of pushes you’ve made to your device along with a preview of your most recent push. When tapped, it launches into the list of recent pushes.
Other than DashClock support, Sliding Messaging brought in a new grey text color option, option to use Android Emojis, better handling of messages, speed improvements and bug fixes. PushBullet now plays your default notification sound when pushes are received and should have less bugs.
Any other new DashClock extensions that we haven’t seen?
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. (more…)
Press, our favorite feed reader application on Android, received an update today to add extension support for the hottest app on the block right now, DashClock. This new extension will show you unread counts for articles, as long as you have it set to sync automatically in the background. Otherwise, it’ll just show a “0″ until you manually refresh it.
In order to use this new extension, you’ll need Press and DashClock. With both installed, add DashClock to one of your lockscreens, press the “Add Another Extension” button, and then choose “Press.”
If you are a big feed or Google reader user, you should really check out Press even with its $2.99 price tag.
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Cheers Michael K!
Earlier in the week, we first reported on a new app from Android Engineer Roman Nurik called DashClock. Since that report, it seems to have taken the Android app world by storm, prompting all sorts of praise and a hope for future compatibility from other top apps. In case you missed the mention in that article, an API for the app is available for other developers to use to build out “extensions” from their apps that can be used in DashClock.
Today, one of the first major apps to build out such support is Falcon Pro. In today’s update to the popular Twitter app, an extension for DashClock was included. As you can see in the image above, the extension shows you an unread Tweet count that when tapped, opens up Falcon Pro. (more…)
One of the Android team’s design engineers, Roman Nurik, released a new solo project of his to Google Play this evening. It’s called DashClock, and is a lock screen widget that can display a number of important items as you wake your phone, while still maintaining the simple Android 4.2 look and feel. Since it’s a lock screen widget, it only works on devices running Android 4.2+, which means only Nexus devices or those running the latest custom ROMS. (more…)