Beautiful Widgets 3.3, finally!

After more than two months of work, we are excited to announce our latest Beautiful Widgets version! This new release introduce two major additions.

At first a set of  SuperClock Widgets which are the direct successors of the popular Home Widgets. This is a widget with multiple sizes (4×2, 4×1, 2×1) but also multiples layouts! The settings have been reworked to be much easier to changes, and every aspect has been improved compared to the previous versions. The SuperClock Widgets are using a new method to offer very high resolutions skins at any size and resolution, new skins will need to be created to support those enhancements. The weather only widgets are benefiting of the look of the SuperClock! We encourage designers to have a look at our new Skin Development Kit that we are going to release in a few hours.

Another addition is a total rewrite of our Beautiful Live Weather live wallpaper, which is now OpenGL accelerated, include physics and interactions! Try to drag the sun, make the clouds explodes, play with the different type of grass, or watch the rain following your phone orientation. This feature is available only for people having a fast OpenGL accelerated device. The previous version with 2D graphics is still available in the market for your convenience.

With the release of Android 2.3, we have updated our assets to support the new notification style, but also we included hi-resolution notifications icons for previous Android version. Everything is looking better than before! Many others improvements have been added, lot of them are internal but you will notice a few one while using the new version.

We are already working on some other big surprises 😉

Here is the complete changelog:

3.3 – 28th January 2011
– NEW: SuperClock widgets! We have designed a new kind of hi-res clock widgets that are more modular and have multiple layouts and is highly resizable without any quality loss. Those new widgets requires a new kind of skins.
– NEW: Live Wallpaper, totally rewritten using OpenGL, new effects, different type of grass, you can display a picture in the background
– NEW: High resolutions notification icons
– NEW: Gingerbread notifications icons
– NEW: Clock only layouts
– NEW: You can display the battery level instead of the weather (with skins)
– Greatly improved the skin managements
– Fix for older version of Android and toggle widgets
– Possible fix for the force close after applying a toggle skin
– Layout fix for standard chinese on the smaller home
– Fix for french canada and google weather not displaying french
– Updated translations (many thanks to the translators!)
– Others bugfixes