Creating Mac Widgets with Dashcode

Book Description:

In over 100 pages, you will learn to create and use widgets using Dashcode. Widgets are simple, typically small applications for a specific purpose, such as a weather report, a calculator, a stock quote, and the like that reside on the Mac Dashboard. Building these before Dashcode was time consuming though not hard; but now, you can whip up a Widget fast. Creating Mac Widgets with Dashcode teaches you how.

  • Updated for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
  • The fast and easy way to learn to build Widgets. You’ll be building Widgets in an hour.
  • Dashcode makes widget development simple.

What you’ll learn

  • Basics of Dashcode development
  • Using templates
  • Using JavaScript for more complex Widgets
  • Including user input in your Widget
  • Using scripting with your Widget
  • Importing data into your Widget

Who this book is for

Anyone interested in taking a shot at doing widgets. Widgets are easy and are quite popular, so there are a lot of hackers interested in doing it. Widgets can be built for a user’s specific needs, and you don’t need to be a programmer to do it.