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Send SMS, WikityWidget honored in Dashboard contest

updated 08:45 am EST, Tue March 8, 2005

Send SMS, WikityWidget

Apple has announced the winners of its . Apple awarded Send SMS by Alco Blom, which provides the ability to send a message to someone without having to launch the Address Book application. Send SMS combines the instantly available Tiger Dashboard with Short Message Service, or SMS. Send SMS is a light-weight widget which uses the XMLHttpRequest functionality of WebKit to send the messages users write. Also awarded in the contest is WikityWidget, by Michael Robinette. WikityWidget is a personal notepad with automatic linking. Using a simple notebook-style interface, WikityWidget lets you easily jot down and organize notes with hypertext links so they're easy to find and instantly available via the Mac OS X Tiger Dashboard. "It applies Wiki technology in a new and interesting way on the Mac and demonstrates the powerful potential of Widgets to leverage technologies in Tiger."




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  1. SomeToast

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Easy!

    "[Send SMS] fully integrates with Mac OS X Tiger's built-in Address Book using a Cocoa-based plug-in [...]"

    "WikityWidget uses a native code plug-in to create a Javascript bridge to SQLite in Mac OS X Tiger [...]"


    Writing "capable" widgets for Dashboard can be done by anyone who "know[s] how to create a web page" because naturally, every web designer out there is also a well-versed Cocoa programmer.

  1. mr100percent

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    silly SomeToast

    A widget contains:
    an HTML file
    a .png background image
    a .plist preferences and properties file
    Possibly Javascript or CSS files as well

    Anyone who knows how to create a web page can create a simple widget. I know only very basic HTML, but I'm going to put together an interface to http://www.everything2.com in widget form when I can get my hands on it.

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