Widgetarium
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Develop/debug Dashboard widgets.   Demo
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Widgetarium is an integrated development environment (IDE) for developing Dashboard widgets. It combines a programming editor that supports JavaScript, HTML and CSS with a packager that creates ".wdgt" packages, and a Dashboard emulator, allowing you to run and test your widget right in Widgetarium. The emulator includes support for most of the widget extensions, including system, launchURL, launchApplication, preferenceForKey/setPreferenceForKey, setCloseBoxOffset. It also includes prepareForTransition/performTransition (though these currently do nothing). You can also explicitly call your dragstart,
What's New
Version 1.1b5: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later

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Hendo commented on 08 Jul 2006
I used the demo (of an older version) of this program and it was fantastic. I made tonnes of widgets with relative ease. It is all you really need to make good quality dashboard widgets.
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hdmy commented on 20 Apr 2006
Version 1.0 will not launch with Error message "Unknown WebKit version - The Widget client support application does not exist for your version of OS X (build 417.11)". I suppose this means Widgetarium is not compatible with 10.4.6
[Version 1.1b2]


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Aname commented on 15 Mar 2006
How much does this cost and where do I buy it? The developer's site doesn't seem to have a purchase page.
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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Oct 2005
so. this app seems like the coolest thing in the world to me. I am not a programer but do know html, css, and java fairly decently and this is all you need for a simple widget. for someone who really knows how to make a widget, this app seems like a perfect workspace. UI is real clean and well organized. for people like me who dont yet know how to bring a widget to life, it is surely going to teach me. so simple. so sweet. THANK YOu!
[Version 1.0b9]

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djdarlek replied on 01 Dec 2005
I can't believe nobody's given a review for this yet! It looks so damn interesting! come on people! I'm useless at all this dashboard design stuff, give us a proper verdict!
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Downloads:3,898
Version Downloads:1,727
Type:Development : HTML
License:Demo
Date:07 Jul 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Widgetarium is an integrated development environment (IDE) for developing Dashboard widgets. It combines a programming editor that supports JavaScript, HTML and CSS with a packager that creates ".wdgt" packages, and a Dashboard emulator, allowing you to run and test your widget right in Widgetarium. The emulator includes support for most of the widget extensions, including system, launchURL, launchApplication, preferenceForKey/setPreferenceForKey, setCloseBoxOffset. It also includes prepareForTransition/performTransition (though these currently do nothing). You can also explicitly call your dragstart, dragstop, show, hide, focus, blur, and remove handlers. The dashboard emulator shows a JavaScript console, so you're just a double click away from finding your errors, as well as support for explicit logging calls (you can also just type in code to execute).

Widgetarium also supports a DOM inspector so you can see what the parts of your widgets are (and what style they have, attributes, Javascript properties, etc...). The dashboard emulator has been enhanced to show the widget on a transparent gray background, and can be dragged, and even resized (for resizable widgets).

You can even directly test your localization resources without having to change your system localization!

To get started, create a new Widgetarium project, drag your source, html, style sheet, and image files to the project, and run (or start from one of the basic templates). If you've already got a widget you're working on, you can create a new project by importing the sources and structure directly from that widget. Widgetarium builds your plist for you (which you can adjust explicitly), and copies all the files into the resulting ".wdgt" file, all ready to be installed in Dashboard.

For questions/support, please check the Web board.


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