Having Widget Gather External Information.

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Avizzv92, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Avizzv92 macrumors regular

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    How do you get a custom widget to gather external data and for it to be displayed. Something similar too a RSS Feed but not exactly. Example: Say I made a widget too show family pictures, and I have new pictures too share with the users of my widget, would there be a way for the widget too get those new pictures from an external source. Or I want to display up to date information on say the current ranking of a sports team, how would I get the widget to gather that information from a external source I can edit and keep up to date?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. lee1210 macrumors 68040

    lee1210

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    http://developer.apple.com/webapps/

    This is, essentially, all widgets are for. There are plenty of samples, and since widgets are all html and javascript, you have the source for any widget you download to pick apart.

    -Lee
     

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