1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar

    One great way to put a lot of useful information under your fingertips while you're flicking through your pages of applications is with widgets.

    A new widget that was just recently released called Ultra Widget by iOS developer Nicholas Webb is now available and is fully compatible with iWidgets. Shown above, it can show you the forecast a week in advance, your current battery level, the date, time, temperature outside, and more.

    Best of all, the widget is fully customizable.

    Since the widget is compatible with iWidgets, you can add it to your Home Screen by tapping and holding. When you tap and hold, you will find yourself with the list of iWidgets that you can enable, and you'll find Ultra Widget under this list:

    Before it's added to your home screen, you will get a preferences pane where you can configure what the widget will look like and how it will behave. You can configure the appearance, including the icons, text color, background color, battery outline, battery fill, and more.

    There are also options for configuring how the widget will behave, including hiding or showing the battery level, enabling or disabling GPS, choosing your ZIP code for weather, enabling or disabling a 12-hour clock, hiding or showing seconds in the time, choosing a temperature unit of measure, picking an update interval, and picking a language.

    Ultra Widget is also compatible with LockHTML3 so that you can put it on your Lock Screen, as well as your Home Screen.

    For best results, you will need to install iWidgets and InfoStats from Cydia. WinterBoard will be installed alongside the widget if it's not installed already.

    If you'd like to give Ultra Widget a try, you can grab it right now from Cydia's ZodTTD and MacCiti repository for 99.

    Name: Ultra Widget
    Price: 99
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.1.1, WinterBoard, iWidgets, InfoStats
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.1
    Repo: ZodTTD & MacCiti
    Developer: Nicholas Webb
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5

    You can watch our video review of Ultra Widget below:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9L-77y7TeTA?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 2014-06-25 at 06:00 AM.
    2014-06-25 02:49 AM
  2. Ramses2's Avatar
    I have bought your Widget. But when i want download, i have an error size mismatch

    2014-06-25 07:26 PM
  3. nicholasdwebb's Avatar
    [QUOTE=Ramses2;7099852]I have bought your Widget. But when i want download, i have an error size mismatch

    That happens sometimes with cydia. Here's an article about fixing the size mismatch error:How to fix Cydia Size Mismatch Error | Cydia Repo
    If you have any more questions, go ahead and shoot me an email from the contact author tab in cydia
    2014-06-27 03:01 PM
  4. HakanY's Avatar
    Hallo, i bought your widget and think thats very fine. Thanks for your Work. But I live in Germany and didnt find a way to get Location or Zip Code for German Cities.

    Thanks in advice for your help
    2014-07-09 12:08 AM
  5. nicholasdwebb's Avatar
    The zip codes only work in the US. To get a location outside the us, you can use the free tweak widget weather or the paid tweak lockhtml3, whichever you prefer. To use widget weather, just make sure you have the location retrieval settings set to semi or constant and make sure the myLocation toggle is turned on, and then turn on the gps toggle in ultra widget's settings. If you're using the lockhtml3, all you have to do is click the button that says manually retrieve location and follow the instructions in the pop up. Be sure the widget has the gps toggle turned on and then respring.
    Email me if you have any other questions
    2014-07-09 12:18 AM
  6. Ramses2's Avatar
    For me, the GPS function don't work. And for the weather code, i live in Nancy (France). I put 0 in zip code and activate GPS function, and see nothing

    Screen :

    All other widget using My Location work fine, but not this
    Last edited by Ramses2; 2014-07-09 at 07:04 AM.
    2014-07-09 06:47 AM
  7. nicholasdwebb's Avatar
    I looked up the coordinates for Nancy, France and typed them into the myLocation.txt file, here's a picture of the working widget and what the mylocation file says:

    Make sure that your myLocation.txt file is being correctly generated and has coordinates similar to these. Please email me if you have any other questions at nicholasdwebb (at) me.com
    2014-07-09 01:54 PM
  8. Ramses2's Avatar
    I have just tried since my work and it works. The load is long but the GPS is good.

    I try this evening since the house.
    2014-07-09 02:25 PM
  9. tsatryan's Avatar
    It seems as though this widget no longer works - it cannot find the weather location... it just spins and spins.
    2016-01-24 11:43 PM
  10. tsatryan's Avatar
    Last edited by tsatryan; 2016-01-24 at 11:47 PM. Reason: duplicate message
    2016-01-24 11:44 PM