iTicker Widget – Scrolling RSS Feed on Your SpringBoard

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

iTicker Widget iTicker Widget is an “updating ticker of sports scores, news headlines, or any other RSS feed that you would like displayed right on your iPhone 3G’s springboard!” Note: I know the developer’s description of the application says “iPhone 3G’s springboard” however, I have tested iTicket Widget on a first gen iPhone and it worked as well.

Once you install iTicker Widget, you can activated/deactivate it via WinterBoard. When you activate it, it will add a text line under your forth row of icons (just above your dock) that will scroll through an RSS feed. You can customize the RSS feed to whatever you would like it to be however, in order to do so, you will need to be comfortable using SSH. If you are comfortable with SSH and would like to customize the application…below are instructions.

The instructions below are actually the developer’s instructions. Usually, I end up writing my own instructions but, the developer’s are perfect so I thought I would just use those!

Instructions:

Once in your iPhone you’ll want to navigate to the following folder: /Library/Themes

Here you will see a folder for iTicker. Open that folder and you will see a file called: Widget.html

Open up this file in notepad or any HTML editor you like such as Dreamweaver. Look for this line of code:

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=5hrDg6Ir3hGzle_u6icw5g&_render=rss

Replace that URL with the URL of your RSS feed that you want to use. Here is a list of individual sports feeds you can use so only that sport displays.

MLB use: http://www.mpiii.com/scores/mlb.php
NBA use: http://www.mpiii.com/scores/nba.php
NFL use: http://www.mpiii.com/scores/nfl.php
NHL use: http://www.mpiii.com/scores/mlb.php
NCAA use: http://www.mpiii.com/scores/ncaa.php
WNBA use: http://www.mpiii.com/scores/wnba.php

If you want to have multiple feeds show for example MLB and NFL you will need to combine them into one feed. To do that please follow this guide here.

I actually replaced the http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=5hrDg6Ir3hGzle_u6icw5g&_render=rss code with AppleiPhoneSchool’s RSS url (which is http://feeds.feedburner.com/AppleiPhoneSchool) and it scrolled through all our top articles…it displayed the title of each article. It was pretty cool.

I also made one more change to the file and moved the text over so that is started a little close to the left side of my iPhone. If you would also like to adjust your text…see the instructions below.

1. Once in your iPhone you’ll want to navigate to the following folder: /Library/Themes

2, Here you will see a folder for iTicker. Open that folder and you will see a file called: Widget.html

3. Open up this file in notepad or any HTML editor you like such as Dreamweaver. Look for this line of code:

margin-left:59px;

4. Change the 59px to whatever suits your customizations. Note: The smaller the number, the closer the text will start to the left side of your iPhone. (Example…if you change 59 to 39, the text will start closer to the left side of your iPhone.)

For more information about the iTicker Widget…check out the developer’s site. You can get this app via the modmyi source.

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Comments

  1. if you add “body {text-align: center} ” just after in the widget.html you can center the text… and set the margin-left:0px;

  2. ups…. add that after “”

  3. sorry but i dint show the text. delete the other coments

    if you add “body {text-align: center} ” just after “style type=”text/css ” in the widget.html you can center the text… and set the margin-left:0px;

  4. good idea. Needs GUI

  5. What a great thing to have on your springboard! I’m gonna have to try to center it so it looks right with longer headlines though.

  6. ChromaZone says:

    Great info, my question is can you change the location/line that it is displayed on?.. i would like to move it up say about 10 or so lines, i find it to be too low for the paticular theme i’m using and while it looks ok, 10 lines up would put it in a sweet spot.

    Cheers,
    ChromaZone

  7. ChromaZone says:

    Figured it out…

    width: 305px;
    height: 15px;
    padding: 0px;
    position: absolute;
    top: 269px; <-change this number to adjust the display line.

    Cheers,
    CZ

  8. i need help i tried this url for the feed and it dos not work:

    feed://www.ynet.co.il/Integration/StoryRss2.xml

    Thanks

  9. OK GOT IT FIEXD

    All you need to do is replace the id of the feed i.e

    Original line:
    Sports Scores”, “http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=5hrDg6Ir3hGzle_u6icw5g&_render=rss

    New edeted line:
    Sports Scores”, “http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=ZEwW_kUy3hG5bGAEP27D0g&_render=rss

    Cahnge only this:
    d=ZEwW_kUy3hG5bGAEP27D0g

    Works fine

    • iliveforbball says:

      anyone have any idea how to make this widget scroll. I would love it much more if it scrolled across the springborard much like the one on ESPN. Anyone know how to do it?

  10. is this working now? its not showing the original feed and i never ssh’d…

  11. is it really works………………..??? should i try………….??

  12. Was this code modified in the repo? I downloaded this a few days ago and mine does not scroll. I would like it to scroll within a specified area. I modified the RSS feed so it is no longer yahoo.
    I removed position: absolute; & text-align: center but this did not allow it to scroll.

  13. I installed this but didnt work, doesnt show anything, any help?

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