December 21, 2014

Dashboard Cast is your personalized Chromecast homescreen experience

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Looking for a great way to turn your otherwise boring Chromecast into an information hub with relevant information? Dashboard Cast is a new Android app which has emerged and looks to be among the better clients of its kind. It’s essentially an app that lets users toggle widgets and customize information such as RSS feeds, stock quotes, weather, and calendars.

You may find Dashboard Cast to be a little buggy but the developer seems earnest in creating the best experience possible. Looking through the comments in a Reddit post we see an active developer keen on receiving feedback and rolling features and fixes into the next releases.

Widgets available :

  • - Clock and date widget
  • - Weather widget : choose a location to get weather information for.
  • - RSS widget : enter an RSS feed URL and display it on Chromecast
  • - Calendar widget : read your phone’s calendar and display it in agenda or monthly format
  • - Stock widget : select from a list of stock quotes

Upcoming widgets and features :

  • - Choose calendars to display in calendar widget
  • - Better widget position, options and size control
  • - Additional interaction with widgets on Chromecast from your device
  • - Choose your own backgrounds to display behind your widgets
  • - Device notifications Chromecast widget