Meta Widget

Meta Widget

(322 ratings)

Appears in 8 channels

  • Downloads:
    10,000 - 50,000
  • Last update
    Dec 20, 2013

Meta Widget Reviews

  • Joy Smith

    Joy Smith

    Reviewed in Droid DIY - Customization, Management & Design

    Allows you to take elements from webpages and turn them into widgets. I'm still testing this one out for myself, more info when i find a specific purpose for it personally.

  • Playboard Team

    Playboard Team

    Reviewed in Reddit Saturday APPreciation thread, Mar 8th 2014

    SanguinePar - cool widget which you set to pull stories for whatever website you like - I have mine (2 widgets side by side) set to bring me the latest BBC news and BBC football headlines. And the widget allows great design flexibility, so I have mine coded to the two colours of the respective subjects.

Description

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Meta is a unique app that can clip web content into dynamic, interactive widgets. Simply browse to a website, pick a column of text, blurb, image or element and enjoy this information right on your home screen!
Please read the NOTE and INSTRUCTIONS below.

Almost any simple element can be parsed out of a website - images, lists of similar articles, feeds or features. Use it for local papers, web comics, site statistics, analytics, account information, forums, threads, inbox status, weather maps, stocks, pics of the day and even Facebook pages!

Any widget created through Meta can be customized and automatically updated, or updated on user interaction.

For best results we also offer a companion app called Widget Maker, which will allow you to create interactive panels with multiple Meta widgets: http://goo.gl/QO8lu

Features

★ Create widgets from almost any website element
★ Parse graphs and images
★ Extract statistics and information from authorized sites
★ Configure widgets (background, alignment, etc.)
★ Automatic updates
★ User defined click actions
★ Lots of other cool stuff

The free version of the app has all features but automatic updates.

INSTRUCTIONS: To get started, add a Meta Widget to your home screen and navigate to the site you want to widgetize. Then, when you get to the page you want, check the box in the lower left corner and tap somewhere on the page. It'll surround that element in an orange box, after which you can move the selection tool around with the arrows at the bottom of the screen. When you find the element you want to put on your home screen, tap the plus sign and go to town configuring text colors, widget alignment, and more to make it look just right.

NOTE: This method of creating widgets will not always work for every site and element. But it should work for many with the proper CSS corrections. There is nothing quite like this on Android, and we know that it may not work perfectly on all devices, so please help us iron out bugs and add new features by writing with reports and suggestions or visiting our XDA Developers thread at http://goo.gl/YgEDk and posting there!