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Geckoboard Countdown Widget v2

v2 is here, now with added colours! This time using the RAG Numbers widget to display your date countdown - as you get nearer the date the number will change from green to amber then red.

The new url is: http://geckocountdown.appspot.com/rag/?date=2010-12-25&tz=0&msg=Days+to+Xmas!
Note 1: notice the new /rag/ path and the msg querystring param.
Note 2: the original v1 url still works


To use this on your Geckoboard add a new "Custom Widget/RAG Numbers" widget. By default the number will turn amber at 10 or less days to go and red at 3 or less days to go however you can change these with the querystring (see below).


Required querystring params
  • date: "yyyy-mm-dd" format, this is the target date to countdown to
  • tz: timezone offset in hours from GMT that you are in. Can be negative if you are behind GMT

Optional querystring params
  • msg: the label that appears next to the number of days (remember to encode spaces as +). The default is "Days Remaining" if you do not specify this on the querystring.
  • red: the number of days remaining that the number should be shown as red (default is 3).
  • amber: the number of days remaining that the number should be shown as amber (default is 10).













Comments

Jeremy said…
Brilliant widget. Thanks!
Sigv said…
James,

I tried following the instructions that you outlined here but I get a widget error - does this still work? Here is a screen shot of my setup - anything off: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s8/sh/e53f3cd2-4d77-49b8-be6e-0766c739f8e8/918a23adce0f20f7336a2971cb4bc6eb/deep/0/Testing.png

-Sig
Sigv said…
Addtional detail - use XML (versus JSON)
Anonymous said…
Very useful! Thank you!
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