We Sorta-Kinda Have a SDK!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Virtualball, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. Virtualball macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    I was thinking yesterday "Hmm.. I want to develop for the iPhone but I don't know javascript. I wish it was as easy as Dashcode..." and then I thought "WAIT! Widgets are purely javascript, html, and css! So if you take a widget (some don't work) and go thru it's contents, it'll work in Safari! SO if you are a widget developer, just put it thru Safari and make changes accordingly. The i button doesn't animate but it does flip! Here are some pictures:


    (I found the Movie Widget online, I do NOT have leopard. You would know if I had that cool theme but I still have brushed metal :() A lot more widgets work, Pig Latin, Hexley's RPS, Hangman!, Chi Pet, almost every countdown, homerQuotes, every pre-included widget, and more! Though, some don't. Like ones with flash/java (obviously wouldn't work) Some just don't load right. Go Go Red Ball, Lost, Flip A Coin, Sudoku, and more. :(

    Since Safari runs quartz compositions, you can technically make widgets out of them and then run them on the iPhone as screen savers!

    What ever, we now have new ways to make apps for the iPhone. If this was previously known info, sorry for a pointless thread.
  2. Cleverboy macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2007
    Pocket Universe, nth Dimensional Complex Manifold
    I'm sure many are working off a version of this premise, not least of all iActu, who does a widget already.

    ~ CB
  3. cjandnw macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007
    South Jersey
  4. aria505 macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Yeah, I've been checking this out as well, but I haven't had the chance to try to fix any of the ones that don't seem to work very well.

    Hopefully many of them can be fix pretty easily. I bet going through a removing some of the dashboard APIs would fix the majority of them.

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