FEWidgets Ultimate

August 22nd, 2009 by Avatar X Leave a reply »

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Sure, Samsung TouchWIZ is now a platform open for third party developers. But for over half a year before that. The Windows Mobile prodigal hackers of Xda-Developer got their own version of that named FEWidgets.

FEWidgets Ultimate is the update and ongoing project for that. The original works for Windows Mobile 5,6 and 6.1 but requires both Compact .NET and Flash installed for it to work.  Ultimate that is the new version is Native to the device but this comes to a price and only Windows Mobile 6.1  and 6.5 will be able to use it. So if you got a Windows Mobile 5 or 6 device i recommend you to still go and install the original FEWidgets since there are dozens of widgets available and it is a good way to add something to refresh your old device.

FEWidgets Ultimate Two         

Ultimate just like its predecessor is to be used in your Today screen. in the case of 6.1 that is straight forward, in the case of 6.5 you may end up having it into a new panel in your device.

Here are the highlights of FEWidgets Ultimate

  • Haptic feedback
  • Multiple Layouts/Pages support (up to 4)
  • Multiple Windows for each page with 0 loading time
  • Support for Landscape/Portrait modes
  • Skinnable though XML files (or just modifying the images)
  • Scriptable through javascript
  • Extensible though C++ plugins

Some of the widgets included with FEWidgets are:

  • Operator Name
  • RSS Feed Reader
  • Appointments
  • Tasks
  • Contact widget
  • Battery/Phone signal Strength indicator
  • Background Image Changer
  • Quick Dial
  • Calendar (when tapped will link to \Windows\Calendar.lnk)
  • Weather. Shows you the weather for today. Current temperature and forecasted Min/Max for today.
For Windows Mobile 6.1 i think this is the best choice if you don’t have a TouchWIZ ( a Samsung WM Phone). In the case of Windows Mobile 6.5 its use is more a matter of taste since  WM 6.5 will come with its own Mobile Widget Engine.
 
 
 

2 comments

  1. Evil Ch33z says:

    I have this installed on my htc touch diamond. works alright but when i hit the get new widgets in settings nothing happens. any suggestions? im sure theres more widgets out there…

  2. Avatar X says:

    @Ev

    From what i understood FEWidgets is in active development. so they expect that you come back every months for updates and new widgets.

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