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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.

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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!

Widgetop with Prism on Linux desktops

November 5, 2007

Tux Source: Wikipedia.org

The Mozilla Labs just released the Linux and Max OSX version of their new Prism project. Now you can run Dashboard widgets with Widgetop on your Linux desktop. Prism for Windows is already available a little longer.

Dashboard Widgets on Windows with Widgetop on Prism

October 29, 2007

The Mozilla Labs just released a demo of their upcoming Prism platform. It makes it easy to run any web application outside of your web browser on your native desktop just like any other desktop application. For the moment it only runs on Windows but Linux and Mac OS X support is promised to come soon.

Here are the steps you need to do for running Widgetop as a desktop application:

  1. Download and install Prism
  2. Go to your start menu and run Prism:
  3. Fill in the details for Widgetop:
    Prism setup
  4. Select whether you want to have a start menu entry, a desktop icon and a quick launch icon.
  5. Finally press OK .

That’s it. Go to your start menu and find the Web Apps folder and run Widgetop.