Posts tagged ‘kindlewidget’

New Daily Deal Widgets for Italy and Spain

Daily deal widgets for Italy and Spain are now available – Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Kindle and Appstore Widgets 1.4.2

New version now available – Fixes a minor bug which would prevent some peoples devices updating correctly under some pretty unlikely circumstances. All sorted now though ๐Ÿ™‚

Kindle Daily Deal Widget now available for France

To complete the current To-Do List, the Kindle Deal widget is now available for the Frenchย Offre ร‰clair Kindle. I’ve attempted a pretty limited set of translations for it, but if anyone can help me out to get the job done properly, I’d appreciate it ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy!

Apologies – DST Problems with US widgets

Perhaps unsurprisingly, I’m afraid the US time zone change broke the US widgets over this weekend. I kind of expected this (not necessarily on my part, but I wasn’t sure if the new daily deal would be subject to DST, etc.), and the good news is that the Widget itself isn’t at fault, just my server-side bits.

In short, all should be well again tomorrow. To get today’s deal shown properly, remove and re-add the widgets to your home screen, or you can see the book here and the MP3 album here.ย I know it’s not a great solution, and I genuinely hope this error doesn’t inconvenience anyone too much.

Kindle Daily Deal Widgets 1.3.1 (.de only)

Just put out version 1.3.1 of the Kindle Deal widget, but only the German version at the moment. This version adds German language localisation.

I do intend to release localised versions of all the widgets soon (why shouldn’t you be able to check the UK deal in German, if you like the idea?), ย but there are a few more translations on the way. Where the translations aren’t directly relevant to the target audience, I’d prefer to batch them up and release them all in one hit, rather than annoy everyone with 101 updates that they don’t care about ๐Ÿ™‚

Kindle Daily Deal Widgets 1.3

I’ve just released version 1.3 of the Kindle Daily Deal Widgets, in an effort to work around a bug in the latest version of Android (more details here). In Android Development Speak, ICS doesn’t seem to want to show the Widget in the Widget Picklist after install unless there’s a launcher activity associated with it, so I’ve added an activity which will just take you to the Daily Deal in your browser.

Thanks Google – Nice job ๐Ÿ˜‰

Kindle Daily Deal Widget now available for Germany

I’ve now sorted out a version of the Kindle Daily Deal widget for Amazon.de (or the Kindle-Deal Des Tages, as it is there). It’s available on the Android Market here, and should work exactly as the UK and US versions currently do. I’m very keen to get it localised appropriately, but unfortunately I don’t know anyone to sort out German translations. There’s not very much text at all – Please get in touch if you can help me out.

Kindle Daily Deal Widgets 1.2

Version 1.2 is now available via the Android Market… It adds the Search and Share buttons to the widget, which I hope are useful. I know that I’ve found myself using the widget as a shortcut to get to Amazon’s site to search for other things, so hopefully I can stop myself doing that now ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy, and please do let me know what you think.

Kindle Daily Deal Widgets 1.1

Version 1.1 now available – Should be much more resilient to server and connection failures now (makes my life easier as my mobile network had a data outage last night ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Also massively improved the server side, as Amazon’s US daily deal for 12/02 broke it. Should be much happier now though.

Kindle Daily Deal Widgets 1.0

The recent arrival of a Kindle in our house has prompted daily checks of the Kindle Daily Deal page, and it occurred to me that there must be an Android widget to display it on your home screen. Only I couldn’t find one.

So here it is ๐Ÿ™‚

There are seperate versions for the UK and US – if you need another territory, I should be able to help you out… Drop me a mail ๐Ÿ™‚

Details over here…