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Apple may unveil widget creation app

updated 10:15 am EDT, Fri May 26, 2006

Apple widget creation app?

Apple is rumored to be creating "Dashcode," software designed for Dashboard widget development. The application offers a simple what you see is what you get user interface, common widget templates, and powerful Javascript debugging tools for advanced developers, according to Dashboard Widgets. Dashcode reportedly has four templates which include QuickTime, Web search, Webcam, and RSS, all of which can each be used to create a widget with minimal configuration. The application enables developers to easily position and resize elements, allowing users to create standard Dashboard buttons along with form elements. Javascript controls the elements in a split design/code view, and Dashcode may also feature Javascript code completion.

by MacNN Staff




  1. piracy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Um, this is not a rumor

    First of all, MacNN, why are you linking to a blog post from LAST NOVEMBER?

    Second of all, this is NOT A RUMOR. Dashcode is already shipping, and is included with the Xcode installation on the MacBook and MacBook Pro (but is not included in the recent downloadable Xcode 2.3).

  1. jpellino

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I've running Version 1.0 as we speak - that's usually more than a rumor.

  1. xenix



    Why wait?

    Download it from my site. I've even made a widget with it.

    - xen ix

  1. FastAMX79

    Joined: Dec 1969


    this just in...

    Apple Computer, INC. has announced the Apple//e with a green display monitor, dot matrix printer, 5.25inch floppy drive, and 64kb of RAM

    Way to go MacNN!!!!

  1. MacnnGregor

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I want iDash ...

    for my own amusement and to make family widgets to distribute to friends and family with widget access to photo's and iMovies and more. Kind of a .Mac reader.

  1. SoGood

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not on mine

    I installed the developer CD component that came with my MacBook but still couldn't find Dashcode in its nest of folders. Maybe Apple pulled it out in later releases?

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