Schedules - UK TV Guide Widget

Description: Find out what's on TV quickly and easily.

Widget Features:
* Obtain full listing information for most UK channels
* Click a programme name to get a full description including genre, running time and review
* Download listings only once a week, allowing the widget to be used even without a constant Internet connection
* See what's on Now & Next on all channels
* Live highlighting of the currently displayed programme
* Full 7-day listings- why just see what's on at the moment, when you can plan your week of viewing straight from the Dashboard?
Author: danielphillips
Version: 1.0
Uploaded on: July 8th 2005 at 4:04 AM
Rating: (3.5 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 1173
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Very nice, but it would have been nice to have a single pane, multi channel view instead of a 'per channel' listing.

Posted by: 10bellies on May 24, 05 (11:17 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

Thanks for your feedback on the widget! At the moment, the closest thing the widget has to that feature is the Now & Next mode which will display 3 channels simultaneously. You can view this by selecting "Now & Next" from the "View Listing" menu. I'm working on improving the feature to allow more channels to be displayed at once.

Posted by: danielphillips (developer) on May 25, 05 (12:14 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

Oooo, didn't notice the Now/Next thing.

Even better.

Posted by: 10bellies on May 25, 05 (12:17 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

The idea is great, you cover all the channels but does it have to be so huge?

Posted by: idove on May 25, 05 (1:20 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

Yeah. This is nice, but it is rather large. Perhaps options for large and small display?

Posted by: TheSpiral on May 25, 05 (2:53 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

Thanks for your feedback-- I'm looking into reducing the size of the widget as a priority for the next version. Hopefully, the next version will be a much more manageable size.

Posted by: danielphillips (developer) on May 25, 05 (4:16 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

Looking nice. I'd like to see a couple of things...

Is there a way to have it like Sky Guide, where it lays channels horizontal, and time vertically... that way you can see what's on as the evening unfolds - quite like this:

http://uk.tv.yahoo.com/grid?lineup=uk&.intl=uk&channels=europe_bb1%2C+europe_bb2%2C+europe_ch4%2C+europe_ch5%2C+europe_ice

Another nice thing, would the chance to add something you've spotted later on on the TV to iCal. Would this be at all possible? Would be awesome if i could simple add a selected programme to iCal with a screen alarm set for 30mins prior or something...

Good work though!smiley

Posted by: Steve on May 25, 05 (6:44 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

I've been waiting for a widget like this for ages, but I also think its a bit too big. If you could make it look like one of apple's widgets that would be cool too because at the moment it stands out like a sore thumb amongst the other widgets.

Very promising though.

Posted by: DeanDMX on May 26, 05 (9:51 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

Thanks for your comments- hopefully the next version should address some of the problems you're having with the widget. Thanks again for trying it out!

Posted by: danielphillips (developer) on May 27, 05 (1:10 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

This widget is brilliant, exactly what I want on my dashboard, the only problem it is huge, all the information of the widget could be displayed in less than half he space, I hope the developer continues to work on this and improve it.

Posted by: bobx2001 on May 02, 08 (6:56 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

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