1. mclarryjr's Avatar
    Just found this link on crackberry to install the news and weather widget/app that's seen on 2.1.

    enjoy

    http://www.finnstang.com/uploads/droid/GenieWidget.apk

    Jeremy sorry if I posted this in the wrong forum didn't even think of putting in the app's section until after I posted it.
    12-20-2009 09:04 PM
  2. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    Thanks Larry
    12-20-2009 10:40 PM
  3. herki's Avatar
    Awesome. It looks pretty sweet. There are graphs showing humidity and temperature in the past 12 hours, and tons of headlines. I'm not sure there's a way to add your own feeds, though. Which makes me sad.

    An RSS feeder would be nice.
    BTW, this is version 1.1.7, RC6.
    12-20-2009 11:07 PM
  4. Saucz's Avatar
    anyone else tried this?

    just wanna make sure it's not a virus or anything
    12-22-2009 12:51 PM
  5. herki's Avatar
    Odds are my word isn't worth much, since I already commented, but I'll say that it isn't a virus. I loaded it onto my friend's Droid too, and she would've killed me if it were.

    It is still a beta version, however late a beta. The landscape view doesn't work well with the weather window.
    12-22-2009 01:05 PM
  6. mclarryjr's Avatar
    I have been using now for over a day with no problems.
    12-22-2009 02:43 PM
  7. Genetic_Bloom's Avatar
    Can you use just the news app and no weather? It's not a big deal but I already spent my $2 on Weatherbug Elite and like it a lot so I'd like to be able to just use the Google news widget and save space by not having the weather part.
    12-22-2009 03:03 PM
  8. Bako's Avatar
    Oooh, this thing is really nice! I like the customizable news categories, and how you can swipe back and forth between them, as though you were switching home screens. Also, long-term weather forecast.

    I now have three different weather apps on my home screens, but it's okay - I have four home screens, so who's counting?
    12-22-2009 06:28 PM
  9. herki's Avatar
    Can you use just the news app and no weather? It's not a big deal but I already spent my $2 on Weatherbug Elite and like it a lot so I'd like to be able to just use the Google news widget and save space by not having the weather part.
    When you tap the news & weather selection in the add widget menu, it lets you pick between news, news and weather, and just weather. So yes. That's what I use since I also have Beautiful Widgets.
    12-22-2009 06:57 PM
  10. Bako's Avatar
    I have Beautiful Widets (not so beautiful as it once was) and Weather Widget Donate (by far the best and most customizable flip-clock available now) and I still use the weather on this thing, because it gives a much longer-term forecast. This is why dxTop gives us four home screens.
    12-22-2009 07:01 PM
  11. herki's Avatar
    The weather-only widget gives the long-term forecast?
    I thought it only gave the current weather.
    12-22-2009 07:18 PM
  12. Bako's Avatar
    I've never tried the weather-only one, I use the News & Weather widget. And it gives a 6-day forecast, which is three days more than my other two weather widgets. Now as for its accuracy... that remains to be seen.
    12-22-2009 07:34 PM
  13. Adiliyo's Avatar
    it pulls data from the weather channel it seems (at least i assume they do since the logo is in the app) so it should be fairly accurate.

    however, i live in socal, so the forecast is almost always sunny followed by sunny, and maybe a little bit of clouds thrown into the mix.

    the rain forecast is almost never right, which always makes me so sad.
    12-23-2009 02:18 AM
  14. DreamSTi's Avatar
    How do I get this installed on my phone?
    Edit: Nevermind I figured it out.
    12-23-2009 07:35 AM
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