Dashboard App for iPad looks freaking awesome!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HXGuy, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

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    Looks great... I guess that's why there's no stocks, calculator, clock, etc... One app to rule them all!
     
  2. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Cool.

    Not all Dashboard widgets will be compatible with that app though; only ones that are pure javascript and html (widgets can also have Objective-C plugins, which will be compiled for OS X not iPhone OS).
     
  3. aerospace macrumors 6502a

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    That's what my home screen needs to look like, with other apps available at the bottom.

    Weather, live clock, stocks, and last 10 emails always open
     
  4. paulyras macrumors 6502

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    Worth it just for multiple calculators open on the same page (my dashboard has 4 currently).
     
  5. NachoGrande macrumors 6502a

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    I really don't care for it. The idea that you have to close down your other app to open another app to use the tools doesn't make an sense to me.

    For example when I need a calculator is usually if I'm looking at something on the net such as a bill. I'd have to close that down to get to my calculator. Or I might want to look at the weather while I'm planning my weekend trip again, I'd have to close down the app to get to my weather.

    It just seems gimmicky to me and of no real use.
     
  6. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Looks good, but doesn't it violate the SDK by providing an emulator of sorts?

    And then if Apple does approve it, they'll be deemed (even more than ever) hypocrites.

    But I love the concept, this is something I wish the iPad had built in... not that I'd get it then either :p
     
  7. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Many (most?) Dashboard widgets are regular Javascript and HTML. All this guy is doing is putting little draggable Web views on the screen. Nothing is being emulated.

    As I said in my earlier post, some widgets do have native Mac code plugins that they use as well, and those simply won't work on the iPad.
     

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