WMD-Soft delivers themes and widgets for the Microsoft Windows Mobile Androkkid shell, developed by SimoSoft Projects. Androkkid is highly configurable, fast, stable and has a small footprint, and is - in my opinion - the best Windows Mobile shell available at the moment (I've tried the alternatives listed below). It is based on Google Android. Androkkid supports themes, with which you can make it look like the HTC's Hero with Sense interface, or the Google Nexus One.
Next to using it as a program launcher, you can add widgets to increase its usability and get information without having to launch an application. Androkkid itself comes with a number of usefull widgets. Other widgets can be found on this site and in the more Androkkid widgets section of this site.
The widgets provided here are as-is. Some widgets require a file to unlock all features or to use the widget. You can download an unlimited unlock file in the Download section below.
If you run into problems trying to add or run a widget, please use the XDA-developers forum for Androkkid widgets.
Note: you can download a single zip containing all widgets in their latest version (see Download section below).
- WMD-Profile: allows you to change the phone profile from ring to vibrate to none, and back to ring. The widget's shows the current profile
- WMD-Agenda: a skinnable agenda widget with weather information and tasks
- WMD-NextAppointments: another appointments based widget to show the next appointment and allows you to look at the appointments for the next few days
- WMD-Tasks: shows you your current, overdue and future tasks, using the space available
- WMD-Calc: a small and simple calculator widget (created as an example for WMD-Androkkid lib)
- WMD-Clock: a skinnable, configurable clock with alarm and weather integration
- WMD-Clock+: same as WMD-Clock, but with configurable (e.g. voice mail, wifi toggle, bluetooth toggle, ...) and custom icons
- WMD-WorldClock: allows you to add a number of clocks for other locations
- WMD-Weather: a weather icon supporting up to 5 locations and 6 forecast days
- WMD-RegInfo: displays information based on registry values and system state
- WMD-BTToggle: bluetooth toggler
- WMD-WifiToggle: WIFI toggler
- WMD-TaskManager: a task manager/switcher
- WMD-BatSig: a small battery & operator signal strength indicator
- WMD-Backgrounds: a widget that serves as a background for other widgets
- WMD-AndrokkidLib: not a widget, but a library for widget developers
DownloadYou can download and install each widget seperately, but the following download gives you a single zip containing all widgets with their latest version. Just unzip the file in the \Androkkid\widgets folder and get the latest version of WMD-AndrokkidLib and unzip the file in the \Androkkid folder. Restart Androkkid after unzipping all files and you're good to go...Download WMD-Widgets collection v1.3 (August 7th, 2010)Download WMD-AndrokkidLib v1.14 (August 7th, 2010)Download unlock file (allows unlimited access to all widgets and features)
Important: The "unlock.txt" file has to be copied to the \Androkkid folder (from WMD-AndrokkidLib v1.13 on). For the widgets WMD-BTToggle and WMD-WifiToggle, and older versions of WMD-AndrokkidLib, the file "unlock.txt" has to be copied to the widget's root (e.g. \Androkkid\Widgets\WMDClockPlus for WMD-CLock+).
After copying the unlock file, the widget has to be removed and re-added or Androkkid has to be restarted to apply the unlock.
(See this news item for more info on WMD-Widgets v1.2, and this one for v1.3; look here for a quick install guide)Widget configuration and skinningAll Androkkid widgets support basic skinning by changing their background image and other images (if available). Some of the WMD widgets go further and allow you to fully configure the widgets and by supporting multiple skins. More information on that is available on these widget's pages (e.g. WMD-Clock+ and WMD-Agenda).However, when you start changing backgrounds, there's a couple of things you should know:
- Star Wars
- Green Alien
- Nexus One
- Nexus One Phoca Thumb
- links to wallpapers and XDA themes
Some of the themes also contains skins for a number of my widgets. Screenshot examples are available on the themes page.
Search Engine Submission - AddMe
- Androkkid site
- main Androkkid forum on XDA-developers
- widgets thread on XDA-developers
- themes thread on XDA developers
- http://androkkid.en.softonic.com: "Androkkid represents a fun way to enjoy some of the benefits of Android on your Pocket PC"
- http://www.brighthub.com: "free, stable and usable"
- http://www.blogcatalog.com: "I think this Google Android OS emulator is a great application to feel Google Android OS on your Windows Mobile device"
- http://pocketnow.com: "The cool thing about the widgets and shortcuts on Androkkid is that you can customize them"
- http://www.fuzemobility.com: "Nice, and I really like the customizability"
And there are new ones appearing now and then, that I haven't tried myself yet:
When you start using Androkkid, you might find yourself looking for widgets and tools to get the most out of it. Here's a list of things I found and use. It doesn't hurt to try them out. If you want to share yours, please use one of the XDA threads mentioned above, or mail it to me.
More applications and resources can be found on the Other Windows Mobile Resources page.
- iContact allows you to create a shortcut to any contant. You can put the shortcut on an Androkkid page and select the person's foto as the icon. Opposed to regular contacts, iContact will show you a screen with links to call the contact's mobile, work or home phone, or to send an sms or e-mail;
- iDialer is a great replacement for the standard Windows Mobile dialer and integrates into iContact;
- AEWifiTrigger: this small exe allows you to turn wifi on or off;
- ShowCase: this is a finger friendly task switcher, allowing you to switch between running applications, or to close them;
- SetVolume: to modify your phone's profile, you can use WMD-Profile, but if you need more control (increase/decrease volume), setVolume is a great alternative;
- power off via a shortcut to "\Windows\TaskMgr.exe" /s (you need Task Manager installed for this to work);
- not directly linked to Androkkid is S2U2 to lock your device. There's a great HTC Hero skin available for S2U2 on the PointUI community site. (You'll need to register to get the files; registration is free and it's really worth it);