Today's Widgetkit release brings a content provider for Instagram, a new Grid Parallax effect, a new HTML editor and improvements in various other areas.
You can now choose any Instagram account as a source for the content of a widget. Fetch your recent photos automatically and display them inside a Slideshow, a Grid or any other widget you like. It works without any need to authenticate with Instagram. Simply enter your username and let the photos appear in your Widgets.
As you may have guessed, we added the new Grid Parallax effect from the latest UIkit release to Widgetkit. Now it is possible to apply a parallax effect to the grid columns. You can add this effect to enhance the Grid, Grid Slider and Gallery widget.
Powerful HTML editor
The Custom content provider has always been used as the most flexible way to create content. In most cases, and also in our own demos, we tend to use HTML instead of just plain text. To make this even easier, the previous plain textarea has been replaced by the powerful HTML editor provided by UIkit. Say hello to autocompletion, syntax highlighting and a live preview.
In widgets which support filtering via tags you can now set a custom sort order for tags. To do this, find the new text field in the Widget settings and enter the tags in the order you want them to be in.
The Map widget properly translates to different languages now and you can also provide any custom label for the "Get directions" button – a frequently requested feature.
You will also find smaller changes in various places, such as improved Widget management on mobile devices, like the iPad, and a better handling of content alignment while the page is still loading – say goodbye to overlapping images in Galleries and Grids.
Comments and feedback
We are excited to share the new additions with you and hope you will like them. Have fun with the new version and feel free to leave comments and feedback below.