Add weather, appointments, and more to your Android lock screen

I thought I didn't care about lock screen widgets, until I met this one.


Another cool thing about DashClock is how it taught me how lock screen widgets should work. Before you touch anything, you see a compact view of the widget, with just the time, temperature number, and something like “5h” to show the time to your next calendar appointment (if you use that feature).

DashClock Widget, "minimized."

But slide the bottom edge of DashClock down, and you’ll see more verbose versions of all your extensions. Really nifty.

DashClock Widget, after sliding down on lock screen.

The app does many other things well, including great use of the stylish native typeface for newer Android builds and easy setup. Android developer advocates are more than welcome to keep advocating like this.

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