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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mmoosa, Jun 12, 2008.
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I think they just mean small programs like stock, weather, etc..
I think Apple refers to apps like the current weather and stock apps as "widgets" even though they are not exactly the same as dashboard widgets from a technical standpoint.
thats just daft dont you think?
No more daft than starting a thread about it.
Why? The definition of a widget from Apple's website: mini-applications that let you perform common tasks and provide you with fast access to information.
Dashboard is one way of accessing them. Running them as programs on a phone is another. They're still widgets, they still do their job, and this way they are less processor intensive.
They could always add more widgets later on through the App Store...
By the way, I checked out the linked site and I made the mistake of looking at the comments section. It almost made my eyes bleed...
freakin people and their text talk.. i HATE IT
I don't know whether to laugh or weep for the future.
Tell me about.
The thing about it is, half of that crap isn't even shorter than the original word. Plus, if you're in front of a full keyboard, why do you need to abbreviate words anyway? I can understand on the 9 digit phone keypads, but on online forums and message boards?
One thing I love about the iPhone is that I can text in complete sentences with proper grammar.
Back to the topic...I could very easily see Apple releasing more free "widgets", or simple "apps", or whatever you want to call them through the app store. Things like a converter (to convert units of measure), dictionary, etc.
I'm sure that 3rd parties will release apps like this too (probably for free). Any developer can make a widget-style app just as easily as Apple can.
Yep, I've actually got one or two in mind that I wouldn't mind having. If no one else develops them I'll probably give it a shot.
WEll...there was that rumor from way back, about putting widgets on the iPhone.