Google Calendar for iOS Update Finally Brings the Today Widget, More

Google Calendar for iOS Update Finally Brings the Today Widget, More

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The update is already available on App Store
  • The app widget shows two upcoming events by default
  • The widget can be extended to see up to four upcoming events

Google Calendar app for iOS has finally received a feature that should have ideally been added long time ago by the company – the Today Widget. While iOS has been supporting widgets for some time now, the search giant has only now added the Today Widget to its Calendar app on the platform that allows users to see the upcoming events from the home screen itself.

With Google Calendar for iOS version 2.4.0 update, which is already available in the App Store, Google has added support for Today Widget to the calendar app and users will now be able to see two upcoming events by default in the Today View section, as pointed out in a report by 9To5Mac. This can further be expanded to see four upcoming events.

Notably, Google Calendar users can also get a glance of upcoming events on iPhone 6s and later by using 3D Touch – hard pressing the app’s icon on the Home screen. In order to add the Today Widget, just like you add other widgets, you will need to swipe right from the Home screen and tap on the edit button at the bottom of the screen.

“Today Widget – Get a quick look at your day’s events directly in the Today View of your iPhone or iPadthanks to the new Calendar widget,” the company said in its changelog for the update.

Let us know in comment section down below if you will be using the widget going ahead or think that there are other calendar apps that offer more utility.

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Google Calendar’s new Today widget for iOS means you’ll never miss another important date again

Keeping track of birthdays, meetings and other important events just got a lot easier for iPhone and iPad users.

Google has released a new Today widget for iOS designed to help you stay on top of your busy schedule.

The feature will bring up a quick view of the next two events in your diary for the day when you swipe right from the home or lock screen.

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Keeping track of birthdays, meetings and other important events just got a lot easier for iPhone and iPad users, thanks to Google's new Today widget (pictured)

Keeping track of birthdays, meetings and other important events just got a lot easier for iPhone and iPad users, thanks to Google’s new Today widget (pictured)

The widget was introduced to the App Store with the release of the latest version of Google Calendar, version 2.4.0, released on July 6.

This is the first time Google Calendar has released a widget for iOS, nearly three years after widgets first launched on the operating system.

It features a Show More button in the top right hand corner that will reveal another two upcoming dates.

These may be from the following day, if you have two or fewer events planned for today according to reports in 9to5Mac.

To access the widget, you will need to update to the latest version of Calendar.

Once installed, you can add it by swiping right from the Home screen and tapping the Edit button at the bottom of the search screen.

On the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7, the preview can also be accessed by using the 3D Touch gesture on the Google Calendar icon.

 

To do so, you simply push down hard on the Google Calendar home screen icon.

Announcing the new feature on Twitter, a Google spokesman said: ‘Get your day at a glance, right from your homescreen thanks to our new Today widget for iOS.’

Google recently updated its Calendar app to include a Families feature.

The feature will bring up a quick view of the next two events in your diary for the day when you swipe right from the home or lock screen (pictured)

The feature will bring up a quick view of the next two events in your diary for the day when you swipe right from the home or lock screen (pictured)

The widget was introduced to the App Store with the release of the latest version of Google Calendar, version 2.4.0, released on July 6 (pictured)

The widget was introduced to the App Store with the release of the latest version of Google Calendar, version 2.4.0, released on July 6 (pictured)

Announcing the new feature on Twitter (pictured), a Google spokesman said: 'Get your day at a glance, right from your homescreen thanks to our new Today widget for iO.'

Announcing the new feature on Twitter (pictured), a Google spokesman said: ‘Get your day at a glance, right from your homescreen thanks to our new Today widget for iO.’

Writing on a blog post about the service Anita Yuen, director of product management lead for families at Google, said: ‘Popcorn. Snuggles. Sniffles. Families share a lot of stuff.

‘And now we’re making it even easier to share and stay connected with each other by giving you more to do with your family group on Google.

‘Now whether it’s a new TV show on your DVR, the soccer practice schedule, this week’s to-do list, or family photos from over the weekend, families can do more with YouTube TV, Google Calendar, Keep and Photos.’

GOOGLE’S NEW FAMILIES FEATURE LETS YOU EASILY SHARE DATES AND REMINDERS

Sharing content and keeping track of important events with your family just got a lot easier, thanks to a new feature being introduced by Google.

The firm’s Families option allows you to send multimedia, including photos, notes, and dates for your diary, with multiple people at the click of a button.

The feature will expand upon sharing options currently available on some of the company’s key apps.

A new 'family group' option will appear in Google Photos (pictured), allowing videos and images to be shared with the group with a few taps of the screen

A new ‘family group’ option will appear in Google Photos (pictured), allowing videos and images to be shared with the group with a few taps of the screen

Google already offers the option to share Android apps, movies, music, ebooks and YouTube TV shows with your family.

The new Families feature brings together these existing functions and adds additional apps under one  umbrella.

Families will allow you to create a group of up to six people, including yourself, that will enable one click sharing across a number of useful apps.

This includes Google Calendar, the Keep note app, and Photos.

Collaborative Keep notes can be created (left), so that you and your loved ones can keep track of shopping and “to do” lists. And a group calendar will also be automatically created, enabling each member of your family to add important upcoming events

To set up a family group, visit Google’s Families page.

A new option will then appear in Photos, allowing videos and images to be shared with the group with a few taps of the screen.

A group calendar will also be automatically created, enabling each member of your family to add important upcoming events.

And collaborative Keep notes can be created, so that you and your loved ones can keep track of shopping and “to do” lists.

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ArcGIS Web AppBuilder receives major widget updates

A screenshot of the ArcGIS infographic widget.A screenshot of the ArcGIS infographic widget.

Major changes have been added to the ArcGIS Web AppBuilder in its June 2017 update, in the form of new widgets. For those who use the AppBuilder for creating applications rather than using ArcGIS for Developers, widgets serve as a mainstay for mapping application projects.

For the summer update, eight new core widgets are now available for users. Here’s a quick overview of what’s new.

GIS developers focused on aesthetic aspects of the new update will find a lot of use out of the new basemap gallery widget. Rather than the standard set of initial maps that Esri provides, organizations are now capable of setting up a variety of basemaps of their own. This could work concurrently with the design aspects of ArcGIS for Photoshop and Illustrator.

An infographic feature also provides graphic templates that allow for greater data visualization, with a variety of graphs spanning from simplistic number representations to more complicated charts.

Additionally, the new “dashboard” theme can take widgets such as the basemap gallery and infographic widgets and display them simultaneously, with the added ability for users to format the size and arrangement of how they’re displayed.
Global Area Reference System (GARS)For GIS professionals working more with data analytics, a conversion widget enables users to input coordinates in one system and output to another. Some of the coordinate conversions listed:

  • Degree-based formats (DDM, DMS, and DD)
  • Military Grid Reference System (MGRS)
  • United States National Grid (USNG)
  • World Geographic Reference System (GEOREF)
  • Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)

The new suitability modeler also helps analysts visualize location susceptibility based off of available data, and can project the likelihood of future occurrences in selected areas.

An in-depth overview of all eight widgets, alongside some general enhancements for the ArcGIS summer 2017 update, is available here.

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[Update: Gone from the beta too] Twitter removes its homescreen widget support from the latest alpha

Twitter is struggling to figure out what it wants to be when it grows up. Life can be tough when you’re a social network that almost everyone has heard about but no one knows how to use when they’re just joining for the first time.

But despite these tumultuous times at Twitter’s headquarters, the Android app has seen some of its best days in the past few months: an overhauled Material Design inspired interface, a test for a night mode, Android N Direct Reply, and more. But instead of giving something new, the latest Twitter alpha 6.9.0 takes away a feature: the homescreen widget.

If you have the widget added to your homescreen, you will see the above message instead when you’re on the latest alpha. The widget is clearly no longer functional. Whether this change will carry through to the beta and stable versions remains to be seen, but it’s clear that Twitter’s Android developers are at least considering the possibility of removing the widget support altogether. Maybe they found out it wasn’t used all that much and the people who had added it were so few that it didn’t warrant keeping it alive and supported. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, feel free to cry foul in the comments below.

[Source:-Android Central]

Create A Scrollable Widget Full Of App Icons Using ‘Foldery’

There are a ton of apps for Android that allow you to improve your productivity. As this is Android we’re talking about, you have far more freedom than you’d have on iOS, for example. There are apps that can boost your messaging experience, multitasking, and even change the look and feel of your entire home screen while adding some extra features into the mix. Well, we’re here to talk about an app called Foldery Multicon Folder Widget’ or ‘Foldery’ in short, which is basically a widget that will help you organize your home screen in a unique way, read on.

Many of you probably have quite a few icons on your home screen, and some of you are probably reluctant to use too many home screen pages. Well, with Foldery, you can create scrollable widgets and place app icons inside of them. You can essentially create a 1-by-1 widget on your home screen and place a number of icons inside of it. You can go through them by swiping either vertically or horizontally, that’s totally up to you. If your launcher allows you to, you can resize this widget and truly take control of what will it look like. The app also allows you to manipulate the size of the icons you include, you can make them huge, or simply use the standard size, it’s totally up to you. You can also increase the number of columns you’d like to use in a widget, change the background of the widget, and Foldery also supports icon packs, which means you can use whichever icon pack you want, as long as it is installed on your smartphone.Foldery worked great during our testing, and the app is very well designed, it’s not exactly in line with the latest Material Design guidelines, but it looks nice and it’s fairly easy to navigate. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that you can create only 1 Foldery widget in the free version of this application, if you’d like to add more of them, you’ll need to make an in-app purchase. Interesting enough, you have 5 levels of contributions to choose from, ranging from ‘Patronage’ to ‘Coconut Cocktail’, which essentially means you can choose how much you’d like to pay for the app, though do keep in mind that you won’t be able to pay less than $1. All of these aforementioned options will give you access to ‘Foldery Premium’, and this is a one-time payment.

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bunq heeft handige widget met saldo van al je rekeningen

bunq-app met rekeningoverzicht.

Het is nu een stuk eenvoudiger om snel het saldo van al je bunq-rekeningen te bekijken. De app heeft met ingang van de nieuwste versie namelijk een widget, waarin je het saldo van al je rekeningen snel kunt bekijken in het widget-overzicht op je iPhone.

Saldowidget van bunq

De widgets in iOS zijn handige kleine toepassingen, waardoor je allerlei informatie van een app kunt ophalen zonder dat je de desbetreffende app hoeft te openen. Er zijn allerlei apps die gebruikmaken van zo’n widget en met de update van vandaag heeft ook bunq deze toegevoegd aan haar eigen app. Met de widget van bunq kun je zo snel het saldo van al je bunq-rekeningen bekijken, zonder dat je daarvoor de app hoeft te openen. Dit is vergelijkbaar met de saldowidget van ING Bankieren die een jaar geleden toegevoegd werd. Toch zijn er wel een paar verschillen in de saldowidget van ING en bunq.

bunq-widget met saldo.De saldowidget van ING toont behalve het saldo ook het IBAN-nummer van de rekening en de datum waarop het saldo voor het laatst is bijgewerkt. De widget van bunq laat alleen zien wat het saldo is, samen met de eigen gekozen naam van de bijbehorende rekening. Bovendien werkt de widget van bunq alleen als je ingelogd bent. De bunq-app logt na een bepaalde tijd automatisch uit. Hierdoor krijg je in de widget de melding te zien dat je in moet loggen voordat je het saldo kunt bekijken. Dit maakt de widget wat minder bruikbaar dan die van de ING, omdat je daar altijd het saldo kunt bekijken, ongeacht of je ingelogd bent of niet.

Ben je desondanks bang dat iemand anders jouw saldo kan zien vanaf een vergrendelde iPhone, dan kun je dit eenvoudig uitschakelen. Door het Vandaag-scherm met alle widgets uit te schakelen vanaf een vergrendelde iPhone, moet je het toestel eerst ontgrendelen voordat de widgets zichtbaar zijn. In onderstaande tip lees je hoe je dit instelt.

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Wi-Fi Widget for iPhone Gives You Quick Access to Wi-Fi Router Info and Passwords

iPhone: If you want to get any information about the Wi-Fi network you’re connected to on your iPhone, you’d usually have to jump into the Settings. Wi-Fi Widget puts that info on the widgets screen.

With Wi-Fi Widget, you can easily see what network you’re connected to and what the latency is. This is nice if you tend to bounce between a lot of different networks throughout the day. You can also optionally enter Wi-Fi passwords into the app, and get a share menu to quickly send a password to a friend. Wi-Fi Widget is a simple little app, but it does what it’s supposed to do well, and it’s pretty handy for anyone who moves between routers a lot.

[Source:-Lifehacker]

APP of the day |Energy Bar – Foldery Multicon Folder Widget| 3rd Jan, 2017

APP of the day |Energy Bar- Foldery Multicon Folder Widget

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Today we are going to review – Energy Bar

Google Maps On iOS To Have ‘Nearby Traffic Widget’

Google’s endless quest to create the perfect Maps app continues unabated with the release of another update pushed out to its legions of devoted iPhone users on Thursday. It was announced the new “Nearby Traffic” widget that pretty much does what it says on the tin, indicating traffic conditions along your route.

If you are that kind of person who wants to plan ahead and prepare various contingencies for traffic and whatnot, the latest update to Google Maps on iOS might something you might like. Google is now introducing a new widget in the form of “Nearby Traffic” which shows the current traffic around your location. This may help you detect what are the areas you can avoid for you to have a smooth drive.

Google Maps On iOS To Have ‘Nearby Traffic Widget’

According to 9to5 Mac, the latest update to Google Maps brings a new widget the displays traffic time for your location. The widget, seen below, displays a small map showing traffic congestion, with red depicting slow movement and green representing smooth sailing. Additionally, the widget offers up a description. Depending on conditions, the widget will read something along the lines of, “Light traffic in your area. Faster than usual.”

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In addition, the announced update today seems to remove the Travel Times and Transit widgets that were brought to Google Maps just last month. It’s unclear why Google removed them and if they’re coming back, but for now, Nearby Traffic is the only widget available.

Ubergizmo reported that the new widget will also give a very brief description about the traffic, like “Light traffic in your area” and “Faster than usual”. It has also the ability to search for places along a route while you’re using the app’s turn-by-turn navigation feature. From the navigation display, you can tap the “Search” icon and choose from “Gas Stations” and “Restaurants” criteria or search for a specific place.

How To Update Your iOS Smartphone’s Google Maps

In any case, if you have yet to update your app or download Google Maps for iOS, then head on over to the iTunes App Store for the latest update.

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Google Maps iOS update brings ‘Nearby Traffic’ widget, pit stop function

Google Maps, Google maps ios update, Google maps v4.25.0, Goole maps ios widgets, nearby traffic ios widget, add stop on google maps, new google maps ios features, navigation, technology, technology newsGoogle’s latest update to the Google Maps app (v 4.25.0) on iOS brings forth a new feature: “Nearby Traffic” widget. The update brings optimisation for the iOS 10 widgets functionality, and also adds a new feature that will make it easier to find a place to stop during a ride.

The ‘Nearby Traffic’ widget does exactly what it says on the update, and gives users information of traffic conditions near their location in real-time without having to open the Google Maps app. It will be able tell you if there is light or heavy traffic in your area, and also display any delays you can expect.

This functionality is already available for Android users, and appears in the notifications area whenever Google Maps assesses moderate to heavy traffic. In case the traffic is light, the information that will be shown would be ‘light traffic in your area’ or ‘faster than usual’.

To add the ‘Nearby Traffic’ widget to your iOS device, simply swipe right on your home screen and access the widget. Then, scroll down to the bottom and select edit. Then you can add the Google Maps widget to your existing ones, and move it around for optimum placement. iOS already has two other widgets that allow you to find ‘Travel Times’ to home/work and a ‘Public Transport Nearby’ widget.

Read: OnePlus 3T launched in India: Sale date, price, specifications and features

The new update also brings the ability for users to search for nearby places (like restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores and petrol pumps) while they are using the turn-by-turn feature navigation in the Google Maps app. Once you have started your journey, you can simply tap on the search icon on the top right and select any of the options to ‘Add Stop’. This eliminates the need to turn off navigation just to look for pit stops along the way.

Google has been hosting an aggressive advertising and marketing campaign in India. Billboards with Google Maps adds, especially on how to use the service in Hindi are all over Delhi, and the product has emerged as very useful one in India. The offline maps feature has also proved to be an important one.

In the capital, Google Maps is probably the best way to gauge traffic conditions, given the kind of traffic jams that take place on a daily basis. Now the new widget in iOS should make it more convenient for users who are relying on Google Maps for their daily navigation.

[Source:-Tech i.e]