HTC Home for Windows, a standalone Weather, Clock and News Feed Gadget

HTC Home, brings a nice Clock, Weather and News Feed Gadget Pack to Windows, to look like the design on the HTC Phone. With the Flip style clock, 5 day weather forecast and News Feed users can now enjoy a very nice standalone gadget pack on their desktop.

Features:

  • HTC Flip Style clock in 12 or 24 hour time
  • 5 day Weather Forecast with configurable animations, Temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius
  • News Feed configurable via a configuration file
  • AutoStart with Windows
  • Keep application on top of all Windows
  • Sizeable Gadgets: Small, Medium, Big and Very Big
  • Multi Language Support
  • Aero Glass support for Vista and Windows 7
  • Proxy Support
  • Plugin Support for different Weather Providers
  • Option to Change Wallpaper. Download the Wallpaper Pack at bottom of post for some nice Wallpapers.

Though most of the settings are pretty easy and straight forward a few of the settings will require modifying the configuration files.

To adjust the News Feed, navigate to the HTC Home\Config folder.

To turn the News Feed off. Open Home.conf  in Notepad and change the following value of  True to False within this string

<ShowNewsWidget>true</ShowNewsWidget>

To change the News Feeds. Open NewsWidget.conf  in Notepad and change the following to your preferred RSS Feed

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>
<Settings xmlns:xsi=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance” xmlns:xsd=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema”>
<Sources>
<string>http://htchome.codeplex.com/Project/ProjectRss.aspx?ProjectRSSFeed=codeplex%3a%2f%2frelease%2fhtchome</string>
<string>http://htchome.codeplex.com/Project/ProjectRss.aspx?ProjectRSSFeed=codeplex%3a%2f%2fforum%2fhtchome</string>
</Sources>
<Left>0</Left>
<Top>0</Top>
<FeedsCount>5</FeedsCount>
<MaxItems>25</MaxItems>
<Interval>10</Interval>

<Scale>1</Scale>
<Locale>en-US</Locale>
</Settings>

between <string></string> replace the default with your own location. You can remove the second line string or add more.

For Example: <string>https://www.thewindowsclub.com/feed</string> will display The Windows Club RSS Feed.

Between <FeedsCount></FeedsCount> you can change the default value to a user specified number of Feed Counts to display at once.

Between <MaxItems></MaxItems> you can change the Max amount of News Feeds to display.

Between <Interval></Interval> You can change the Update Interval for the News Feeds.

To use wallpapers, download the wallpaper pack and copy the wallpapers folder and all of its contents to your HTC Home Folder. To use custom wallpapers, you can either replace the wallpapers in each folder or add wallpapers.

To change languages for your language download an available localization set.

To navigate the News Feeds click to view selected Feed and click to go back to main Feeds. To scroll the Feeds use your up/down arrow keys on your keyboard.

The application is an ongoing project and may still have a few bugs but all in all a very nice application.

Compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 | Requires .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 or higher | 32 and 64 Bit versions available.

Download : HTC Home @ Codeplex.

Download additional Language packs: HTC Localization page.

Download the HTC Wallpaper pack: HTC Wallpaper Pack Download page.

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The author, Lee Whittington, loves to use his learned talents to write software as a hobby. He also also enjoys playing with Photoshop and is a serious Windows, Software, Gadgets & a Tech news buff. Lee has studied Visual Basic, C++ and Networking.

3 Comments

  1. Cliff Sees

    Lousy. Looks nice, but shows New York, regardless that I tell it otherwise. “Automatic Location” was checked. I unchecked it; I rechecked it. I closed the program then reopened it. I rebooted the computer. The app still had me in New York. I live in Texas. Never been to NYC, never want to be in NYC. Uninstalled it.

  2. Lee@twc

    After doing the post on the application apparently the developer updated today to an earlier version which does not include the news feed. The current version is 1.5, if your wanting the news feed you can download version 2.0 by going to the download page via the download button on the homepage and choosing v2.0 Build 131. As stated this is an ongoing project so keep your eye on the developers page as he is updating almost daily with improved builds of the application 🙂

  3. hbsurfer

    how do i get this off my laptop?
    the htc home live!
    someone please email me & help me!!!

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