News and Weather Widget

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    As everyone is, I'm new to the TB. Came from a Droid X that I had running on Rubix. One of my favorite widgets was the "news and weather" widget. I could size it as I wanted and make it fit on my home screen as desired. Loved the scrolling news information and various catagories to choose from. I could select weather or no weather information.

    Is there a way to load this on the TB? I would love to have it.

    Thanks
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    I looked for it and can't find it in the market. Too many tv stations advertising their own widgets I got tired of scrolling through them all. Bummer..cuz I really liked that app.

    The installed weather app sucks...can't even find the city of sparks Nevada.

    Nate
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    For weather I use Weatherbug Elite and like it a lot. I really want the news only widget from "news and weather" that I used previously in my Rubix load on the X. I'm wondering if we need to be AOSP to use it?

    Can someone chime in?
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    Yes, that is the one I was looking for. Thanks.

    I downloaded it, moved it to the SD card and loaded it with Astro. When I attempt to open it force closes. Actually never opens. Bummer.

    Anyone know of a version tht will run on the TB?
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    same issue here with the fc
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    I'm trying to do the same on My X because my rom was missing it and I get the fc too.

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    It was on my Rubix ROM and I was very happy to get it back. Does anyone understand why it won't run on the TB or stock X?
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    i miss my news app too...
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    @natey2 that one force closes on the thunderbolt as well. I have not been able to find a compatible version yet. Kind of bums me out, although on previous phones (DX and Dinc) this widget has seemed to be a battery eater.
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    Will it play nicely with the HTC TB though?
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    Widgets don't play well with ANY phone from your SD

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    I've got a transparent version from some talented themers on this very site running on mine just fine. Remove the .zip from the end and install with astro or the like.
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    Did you do anything else to it? I just get a message saying it didn't install.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2011
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    I took the .zip extension off and it still didn't install for me either.
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    I'll upload it to mega as a straight .apk and you guys can try that. It installs for me just fine. (I'm assuming you have the box checked for installing non market apps)

    Here you go-

    GenieWidget.apk
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    If you want a news app that BLOWS this out the water check out Pulse. Now I had some issues with it on My original droid. But its pretty amazing. Almost like reading a newspaper.
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    Thanks, I'll take a look.
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    This one works for me!

    Thanks!
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