Posted tagged ‘Safari’

Chromed

September 4, 2008

With their new Chrome browser Google just threw their hat into the ring. Of course we were curious to see how Widgetop would look like:

Widgetop on Chrome

Not to our surprise it works very well right out of the box because it is based on the WebKit engine (used by Apple for the Safari browser). Google spent a lot of effort to make it the perfect browser for web applications like our Widgetop desktop. It’s really fast because they sped up the javascript engine. Moreover you can easily create an application shortcut which you can put on the Windows desktop, start menu or quick launch (similar to Prism or Fluid):

  • Open the Widgetop desktop in Chrome
  • Open the page menu and select Create application shortcuts
  • Choose the shortcuts you want to create

And don’t forget, in addition to your own Widgetop desktop you can create shortcuts to one of Widgetop’s publicly shared desktops.

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┬áthe 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.

New Widget Download: iPhone Apps

February 22, 2008

iPhone Apps Screenshot

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

This widget shows the latest iPhone and iPod Touch applications from Apples directory. Either see them all or filter by category.

Go and download it from here.

Don’t miss the iPhone version of this widget: apps.speedymarks.com


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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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