Better URL Image Widget

37 reviews
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About this app

Shows image specified by web address (URL) with configuration options allowing you to choose:
* scaling type
* update frequency/schedule
* update on device unlock
* accept non-trusted SSL certificates
Updated on
22 Feb 2021

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37 reviews
24 September 2019
Been looking for a new one of these and so far it's pretty good. Would like to see a few more options: - Image cropping - Allow user to crop top, right, left, bottom pixels of image to fine tune the part of the image displayed press widget action, or perhaps allow the user to zoom to a part of the image interactively. - Allow user to choose a "click/press widget" action or better yet, allow multiple actions depending on the location on the widget the user presses (top, left, right, center, bottom): go to image in browser, widget settings, choose an app to run, update image now, etc... - Timestamp - An option to put a local timestamp on the image so the user knows when it was last updated - Frames - The ability to frame the image. I have several images that all have black edges so I can't see where one begins and one ends. Would be nice to have the option to put a thin white frame around the images... just a couple pixels or so, to delineate each widget. Would gladly pay for a premium upgrade if it could do all of the above.
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Craig Turner
2 March 2021
Great work Yegor. Better than the other web image widget. Good update frequency options. In the future it would be great to see a crop and zoom option, while still being able to "fill". I.e. I use this to monitor a coast / surf camera. A slightly vertically stretched image doesn't bother me because I can see extra detail but at the same time it would be great to be able to crop out superimposed date and time data on the camera feed.
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David Mičánek
1 February 2022
First review of this app 😁 Just installed, pasted the image URL I want to follow and there we go, it works pretty well so far. Very simple widget app with few settings, it doesn't require any extra permissions, no ads. Single tap does update of the source image, double tap opens settings. Cool!
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What's new

- fix for a bug introduced in 1.2 (sorry)
- removed unnecessary logging
- single tap/click updates content
- double click/tap opens settings dialog (in some cases 3 taps may be necessary)