Posted tagged ‘Mobile’

Dashboard Widgets in the browser sidebar

May 27, 2008

sidebar screenshotRunning iPhone web applications in the browser sidebar becomes more and more popular. And it makes sense because the iPhone and the browser sidebar share the same small width restriction.

Therefore we made the little tweaks to optimize our mobile desktop for the sidebar of Firefox and the Opera panels.

How to run in Firefox sidebar:

  • Open http://m.widgetop.com?ForceOnDevice and bookmark the page
  • Open the properties for the just created bookmark and check Load this bookmark in the sidebar
  • You might want to move the bookmark to the bookmark toolbar for quick access

How to add to Opera Panels:

Just click this link.

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Dashboard widgets on your iPhone homescreen

May 15, 2008

We are happy to announce a new feature:

Now you can run single Dashboard widgets from our catalog standalone without loading your Mobile Widgetop Desktop first. This makes it possible put them on the homescreen of the iPhone and access them very quickly.

How To

  • Go to the Mobile Widgetop Desktop with the Safari browser: m.widgetop.com
  • Just open the Add Widget page on your iPhone by tapping this icon: Add Widgets Icon
  • Browse the catalog and select the widget you want.
  • Tap the the new Open as Application button:

Screenshot

  • It opens a new browser window with the selected widget:

Screenshot

  • If you want to bookmark the widget or put it on your home screen just press the little plus sign at the bottom bar of Safari:

Safari Plus Button

Limitations

The standalone widgets on your home screen won’t make your desktop obsolete because there are a few limitations:

  • All widgets of the same type share their settings. This means there can only be one instance per widget type.
  • The settings for each widget are stored in a local cookie on the iPhone. They aren’t synced back to our server and you can’t modify them from your desktop computer. If you clear the cookies you will lose all settings (You can remove the settings for a single widget type by tapping the icon on the tool bar).

So the standalone feature will be perfect mostly for tool widgets like calculators, which don’t store any important state and need one instance only.

RSS Feeds on Mobile Widgetop

April 22, 2008

While it is already much easier to add RSS news feeds to your Widgetop desktop we make it much simpler for the mobile and iPhone version of Widgetop as well.

Tap the Add Widget Icon then click the new RSS Icon to open the new Add News Feeds page:

RSS Feeds

Same as on the desktop version you can search for feeds by keyword or add feeds by their URL.

Put Widgetop on your iPhone Home Screen

January 16, 2008

Widgetop on Home Screen

Apple just released an update for the iPhone and iPod Touch. With the new customizable home screen and web clips feature and you can put access to your Dashboard widgets on your main screen so that they are just one touch away. You can even put the Widgetop webclip icon in your Dock.

How To:

  • Go to http://m.widgetop.com with Safari.
  • Press the new + symbol on the bottom bar
  • It will find the Widgetop webclip icon and allows you to change the title
  • Press ‘Add to Home‘ and you are done!

New Widget Download: Webcams

December 15, 2007

Webcams Screenshot

We just made our new Webcams widget available on the Widgetop web desktop and on our downloads page.

Stay in touch with your home, famous places of the world, the current traffic conditions and much more by watching your favorite web cameras. This Webcams widget makes it easy to monitor web images which are continuously updated (like web cam pictures). The images don’t have to be produced by web cams. You can monitor any image which is updated over time like weather radars, traffic maps and so on.

Go and download it from here.

More webcams can be found on WorldWatchr


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Mobile Widgetop Desktop polished for iPhone

November 22, 2007

Mobile Widgetop

Over the last weeks we polished the Mobile Widgetop Desktop to work even better on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Especially the scrollbar problems and the orientation changing behaviour has been addressed. Please give it another try if you don’t have already and don’t hesitate to let us know about any problems.