Widgets in the App Store

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by lke, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. lke macrumors 6502a

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    Why Apple don't let developers sell or offer Widgets in the App Store?

    When Apple release Widgets for Mac OS X you could see a lot of new widgets all the time, if Apple let developers sell or offer for free widgets in the app store I am sure that we will see new widgets more often and more developers would like to build better widgets.
     
  2. Liam555 macrumors regular

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    Widgets are a thing of the past. That's why it's disabled by default on OSX Yosemite. Personally I don't see the point of widgets, mainly now with the notification center apps.
     
  3. deviant macrumors 65816

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    istat pro is still the best widget and NOTHING can replace it, and no, not even istat menus. it's just THAT sexy.. delivery status was a killer too, but i saw he made an app for that. and even a notification center widget. that's nice.
     
  4. Pow! macrumors member

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    MenuMeters here. iStat devs pissed me off again and again, not providing timely updates, then charging for same, providing a buggy product, then an iOS one that worked with your Mac, and then neutering it. MenuMeters is free and works on Yosemite. I haven't thought about iStat in years and am happier for it.

    Having iStat in Notifications will likely be a drag on most people's systems, as the devs don't seem to care for maximizing performance of their performance-measuring tool.

    On-topic: As for widgets, Apple explained that they can only be distributed by being bundled with an application. See here for more info: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2014/10/os-x-10-10/17/

    "For starters, OS X Extensions come bundled with applications; they cannot be purchased or installed separately. Though they are distributed inside an application’s bundle, Extensions are not just applications launched in a special mode. They are separate, purpose-built binaries, with their own containers, code signatures, and entitlements. A single application may include multiple Extensions."
     
  5. sflomenb macrumors 6502a

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    How can I disable it?
     
  6. Pow! macrumors member

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    Disable what, Notification Center?

    Disable Dashboard: System Preferences->Mission Control->Dashboard Off
     
  7. sflomenb macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, Dashboard. Thanks.
     
  8. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

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    I'd prefer to disable Notification Center; I use Dashboard a LOT!
     

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