More Widgets!

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Arien157, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Arien157 macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2008
    So I'm really liking the weather widget in the notification bar. I was wondering do you think they will add more in the future?
  2. joshwithachance macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2009
    I hope there will be more too! I don't have my iPhone back or iOS 5 so I was wondering if the weather widget can auto update at certain intervals or does it have to be manually refreshed?
  3. AIP5 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2011
    The weather widget whenever I pull down my Notifications Center always seems to be updated. But I'm not sure how often it autoupdates.

    Also, NOT having the stock widget on is a boon for 3GS users... makes the pull down of the Notifications Center seamless and much faster.

    Allowing widget functionality would be awesome though. I hope they stick a widget section on App Store soon!
  4. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    it really annoys me how Apple is always trying to push the stupid stocks app on us, I know there are people who want it, but I never use it hah why not make other useful things widgets like calender? or reminders?

    Apple enough with the stocks! Yes i disabled it, and yes I would love it if apple opened up the platform for more widgets, seems somewhat unlikely to me though.
  5. sexybravesfan macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    A news ticker and sports ticker would be really popular. It'd be cool if the's open it up to Facebook and twitter too. Maybe a ticker that shows the 10 most recent tweets in your timeline or the 10 most recent FB updates.

    I keep reading how excited the jailbroken community is about creating and adding widgets to the Notification Center. I don't think we need a widget store or anything, but there is definitely somewhat of a demand growing from us iOS nerds.
  6. Arien157 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2008
    A Pulse News widget would be the best! That way you can basically see anything you want. I love that app.
  7. jwingfie macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2008
    Athens, GA
    I would sell my children for a sports ticker widget, as long as it was highly customizable.
  8. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    THIS was the reason why i had to jailbreak again. the notification center seemed rather pointless without the widget i was able to add now. apple needs to come up with something more or let devs get access to the the api
  9. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
  10. Arien157 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2008
  11. deanfx4u macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2010
  12. johnray10 macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2011
    every time you pull the notification center down, it refreshes automatically.


    you do get calendar and reminders in the notification center already. you have to enable them in your settings to show up in notification center. it makes calendar a lot more useful because every time you pull down the center, which is probably a lot, you get to see your calendar of what you have that day and also will show the first few things for the next day as time gets closer to tomorrow. and when you have a reminder set, it shows up in there after it goes off as well..
  13. adityashah1989 macrumors 6502

    Dec 11, 2008
    Notification Center definitely needs more widgets.
  14. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    They just need to let 3rd party apps have widgets that the user can choose. Simple as that.

    I have a feeling we will see this in a future release.
  15. AIP5 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2011
    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Probably as a 5.x update. It'll be one of their key new features: more widgets. Customizable the background of the Notifications screen would be cool too, but I'm not sure if it would slow down the whole process.
  16. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    I suppose I do not use the Calender enough to see it in there, as it does not show anything :)
  17. egotistical macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    Maryville, TN
    Pulse is and has always been my favorite app. Can't be beat.
  18. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    I'm a bit skeptical but I hope you're right
  19. chuckles:) macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2006
    Why won't you ungrateful people just take the widgets apple gives you and be content?

    They clearly know what's best.

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